When it comes to hosting big parties and extended family dinners, the best way to keep people out of the kitchen is to offer them an appetizer. If you didn't sign up for a cooking marathon, we totally understand, and this recipe is for you.
These French Onion Tartlets are a miracle in the kitchen if you need to come up with an easy appetizer that will keep hunger at bay. These (surprisingly filling) little tartlets are so yummy with a savory filling that will perk up your taste buds. You just can't go wrong when you go bite-sized.
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 medium yellow onions, finely chopped
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- ¼ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tablespoon dry white wine
- 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 12-24 tart shells, pre-baked according to package (slightly underbaked - they will get baked again with filling inside)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add chopped onions and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook onions, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes until softened. Add salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook onions 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add fresh thyme leaves.
Cook yet another 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are deep golden brown and very caramelized. Add white wine and continue to cook 3 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in cream cheese, egg and parsley until well combined.
Place empty tart shells on rimmed baking sheet. Fill each shell with a scant tablespoon onion mixture. Bake 10 to 15 minutes until shells are lightly golden and filling is lightly browned on top. Serve warm.