If you are looking for a little intensity in your weeknight meal or need a good appetizer that can be dressed to impress, then this savory blend of caramelized onions, bacon and honey is your ticket to sitting in front of the fireplace with a good bottle of wine.
Honey-Roasted Onion Tart
6 appetizer servings
Recipe from Bon Appetit
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of 17.3 ounce package), thawed.
3 bacon slices, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 large sweet yellow onions (about 1-1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
3/4 cup creme fraiche
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/8 teaspoon finely grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
Position rack in top third of oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. Using lightly floured rolling pin, roll-out puff pastry on lightly floured surface to 14×10-inch rectangle. Fold 1/2-inch of pastry edges in toward center on all sides, forming 13×9-inch rectangle. Transfer pastry to large rimmed baking sheet. Press firmly on pastry edges with fork to form rim. Chill crust.
Cook bacon in small skillet over medium heat until brown and crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain. reserve 1 tablespoon bacon drippings from skillet. Whisk honey, wine and reserved 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in large bowl. Add onions; toss to coat. Coat another large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray. Spread onion mixture in even layer on sheet. Roast 30 minutes. Turn onions over, allowing rings to separate. Roast until onions are caramelized, turning often for even browning, 30-45 minutes. Remove from oven; cool onions slightly.
Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F. Mix creme fraiche, sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and nutmeg in small bowl. Using offset spatula, spread creme fraiche over crust to folded edge. Arrange onions atop creme fraiche. Sprinkle with bacon. Bake tart until crust is light golden brwn adn topping is bubbling, 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with thyme and serve.