Savory Gruyère-Apple Tarts

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By Shannon O'Donnell

This was the second 'tester' recipe in a row that turned out much better than I expected...I've had a stash of 'must-try-this-sometime' recipes cut out from magazines, and I ripped this savory autumn tart one out of a recent copy of Country Living Magazine.  I added some fresh thyme, but other than that:  simple, elegant perfection!  And so easy, too.

Savory Gruyère-Apple Tarts

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 large Braeburn apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 4 ounce(s) Gruyère, chopped into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1-2 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a small skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Sauté onion until softened, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, on a work surface, roll out puff pastry to a 13- by 10-inch rectangle. Cut dough into four 6 1/2- by 5-inch rectangles. Using a sharp knife, score 4 lines to create a 1/2-inch border all the way around each tart. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking pan.
  3. Divide half of onion mixture among tarts. Layer apples in 3 slightly overlapping rows on each. Top with remaining onion mixture and cheese. Dot with remaining butter.  Sprinkles some fresh thyme over each tart.  Bake tarts until apples are tender and cheese is golden, about 20 minutes.

 

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When she's not forecasting, Shannon O'Donnell enjoys putting together tasty, season-appropriate meals and goodies for her friends and family.

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