Looking for something new that’s as interesting as it is delicious? Try these fantastic Caramelized Onion Tortes! This small food features rich cheeses and mouth-watering caramelized onions in a flaky crust, topped with incredible raspberry preserves. The only trouble is deciding whether to have them as an appetizer or for dessert!
Caramelized Onion Tortes Recipe
Ingredients you will need:
- 1 box puff pastry sheets, thawed
- 6 sweet onions, rings, julienne or chopped
- 1 wheel brie cheese, cubed or shredded
- 12 oz. muenster cheese, cubed or shredded
- 1/2 lb. unsalted butter, melted
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon season salt
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Raspberry seedless preserves for topping
Chop or julienne 6 sweet onions.
In a large saute pan, place 1/2 lb unsalted butter and a small amount of extra virgin olive oil.
On a stove, melt butter with olive oil. Add 1 tablespoon season salt.
Add 2 cups sugar.
Add cut onions into pan. Allow them to sit in the heat, steaming the onions.
Lay out a strip of cling wrap. Place puff pastry sheets on cling wrap, then cover with more cling wrap. Allow puff pastry sheets to thaw. Afterwards, cut puff pastry into circles large enough to cover a section of muffin tin. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray, then wipe down with paper towels. Place pieces in tins.
Cube or shred 1 wheel brie cheese.
Cube or shred 12 oz. package muenster cheese.
Place cubed or shredded brie and muenster cheeses on top of puff pastries in muffin tin.
Once onions have steamed, drain butter. Be sure not to leave any liquid, as it can make tortes soggy.
Place onions on top of puff pastries. Place in preheated, 425 degree oven. Bake for 30 minutes.
Using a spoon, place a dollop of seedless red raspberry preserves on each torte.
Serve and enjoy!
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Caramelized Onion Tortes Recipe
Caramelized Onion Torte Video Transcript
Hi, I’m Chef Ted Smalley, and I’m here in the Rada Cutlery kitchen. Today I’m going to be making up some Carmelized Onion Tortes. They are almost a dessert, almost an appetizer, don’t let the onions scare you, because they’re almost candied onions. Pretty amazing. I’m peeling and cutting up the onions, here I’m using a Rada French Chef Knife. I’m going to cut them and half and then slice. It looks like a lot of onions, but they cook down fast. Whenever you think you have too many onions, it’s never enough.
Going to take some butter. This guarantees that they will be soft and transparent when they’re done. I’m going to add a little extra virgin olive oil, which will bring up the smoke temp on the butter and keeps it from burning as much. Now we’re going to head over to the stove.
Right now I’m melting butter in olive oil, and I’m using the Rada Handi-stir. Unlike a regular whisk I can get right in the bottom corner of the pan. I’m going to add some season salt, you can use whatever kind you want. It doesn’t take much here, because I’m using unsalted butter.
You’re going to think I’m crazy, but I’m going to put a little bit of sugar in there. 2 and a half cups. Now I’m going to add in the onions. There’s a lot, here. They’ll cook down. Let them sit and they’ll start to steam themselves with the butter, olive oil, sugar, and season salt.
Now what I’m going to do is lay out some cling wrap. Going to take a puff pastry. I like to cover the pastry with plastic while it’s thawing out, that way it doesn’t dry itself out completely.
We’re going to get the pan ready. I take a no-stick spray and spray like that. Then I take a paper towel and wipe it completely around. A lot of people will try to spray and leave it, what that does is leave too much and it makes the bottoms of the tortes soggy.
Use a regular muffin tin. You can use the Rada Plain Food Chopper to cut out puff pastries. Press it in there and spread it out good. We’re going to be using a little brie and muenster cheese using the Rada Cheese Knife. We’re going to scrape a little of the outside off the brie.
I’m going to preheat the oven to 425 degrees. We’re going to slice up the muenster. I love the way it’s not sticking to the Rada Cheese Knife. Now we’re going to take some of the brie and put a little in each torte. We’ll make sure we get all the way around. Now we’ll go around with some of the muenster. You want to get some around the outside.
The onions are done, so I’m going to strain off all that butter. The best part is that if you make batches you can reuse the butter. Make sure to get all of the liquid out, otherwise the tortes will get soggy.
Now we have the puff pastry cut with the Rada chopper. We have two cheeses, the brie and the muenster. Now we’re going to put a little bit of these candied onions on these. Now we’re going to put it into the preheated 425 degree oven for about 30 minutes so they can get golden brown and bubbling.
These are hot, by the way. This is a bit of seedless red raspberry preserves. There you are caramelized onion tortes.
End of Video Transcript