When appetizers are served at parties, do you walk over, at a fast pace, hoping people don't notice you're the first person grabbing something good?
Well, you'll love these then. They are tiny. They are bite sized. The opportunities for the fillings are endless.
Thank you, Bakerella, for giving me the idea for this (and if you haven't tried her pumpkin pie bites....DO IT. DO IT NOW!).
It's party season after all, so tell your next host you'll bring the appetizers.
Feta and Carmelized Onion Tartlette's and Goat Cheese, Spinach, Sundried Tomato, with Pesto Tartlette's!
For both, you will need 1 package (2 rolls) of Pillsbury ready to roll pie crust (any brand will do).
Preheat the oven to 350.
Feta and Carmelized Onion
1 yellow onion
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp light butter
1 8 ounce pack of light feta cheese
Goat Cheese, Spinach, Sundried Tomato, with Pesto
3/4 cup goat cheese
1 bag of fresh baby spinach
3 tbsp julienne cut sun dried tomato in oil
3 tbsp basil pesto
Roll out pie crust so that it is a tad bit thinner than how it comes packaged.
With a 3" glass or cookie cutter, cut little disks from the pie crust.
Place each disk in a mini muffin tin, as shown.
With an egg white, brush each tartlette lightly. Your tarts are ready for their yummy fillings!
For the Feta and Onion Tartlette's
Chop up the onion and butter. Melt butter in small/medium saute pan.
Let the onions sweat, with lid on, for about 15 minutes.
Next, add your brown sugar to the onions. Cook, uncovered, for about 5 more minutes til golden brown in color.
Next assembling the tartlettes. Place a bit of feta(chopped, as shown) in each tart. Cover each one with some chopped onion. They should look like this:
and, after 15 minutes of baking, when they are done:
Next, the goat cheese, spinach, sun-dried tomato, and pesto:
Saute the spinach with the sun-dried tomato
Then, chop up the spinach mix finely.
Take each tartlette, and fill it with some spinach, then some goat cheese crumbles, and last a small dollop of pesto.
Pop in the over, 15 minutes. Delicious!
Goat Cheese and Spinach:
Feta and Onion:
Enjoy! Happy Holidays!