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Onion and Goat Cheese Pastry

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  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time1 hr 5 mins
  • Makes15 servings
Onion and Goat Cheese Pastry

Photo: Edward Pond

Try this pastry as a delicious party appetizer or as a sophisticated lunch-box snack. Who knew it was so easy being this fancy?

Ingredients

  • 1 450 g package pre-rolled frozen butter puff pastry sheet

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 2 large sweet onion, thinly sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary

  • 1 300 mL sliced roasted red peppers, drained

  • 1 300 g log herbed goat cheese

Instructions

  • Thaw pastry sheets according to package instructions. Then, in a large, nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic and rosemary, and cook, stirring, for 15 minutes or until starting to brown. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes or until very soft and golden brown. Remove from heat and stir in roasted red peppers. Let cool.

  • Take a piece of parchment paper the same size as your baking sheet and lay on the kitchen counter. Place pastry on the paper, transfer to large baking sheet and attach two long ends to make one large rectangle; trim off any excess pastry. Spread with onion mixture.

  • Using unflavoured dental floss, cut goat cheese into 15 rounds and place atop onion on pastry so that each of 15 finished pieces will have its own round of goat cheese. Bake in a preheated 425°F (220°C) oven for about 30 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and crisp. Cut into 15 rectangles to serve.


Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 208, Protein 6g, Carbohydrates 17g, Fat 13g, Fibre 2g.


Tip

Instead of goat cheese, dot pastry with ricotta. Or substitute 1 cup shredded Asiago or Parmesan for the goat cheese and sprinkle evenly over onion mixture.

Originally published in the December 2010 issue. Photo by Edward Pond. 

This article was originally published on Apr 01, 2018

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