Mushrooms, goat cheese, caramelized onions. These are a few of my favorite things. These tartlets combine them in all their savory-sweet-creamy glory in an easy puff pastry package, perfect for snacking and sharing. Serve these at your next party and watch them disappear.
Sometimes, I want to tackle a challenging baking project that I know will give me a rush of accomplishment when I’m done. Other days, I want to throw together a few delicious, fresh ingredients, throw them in the oven, and call it a day. This is a perfect easy appetizer that tastes gourmet, thanks to packaged puff pastry that you can find in the freezer aisle. Once you defrost the puff pastry in the refrigerator, it’s easy to roll out and cut into squares that you can fold into a muffin tin and fill with, really, anything that you’re craving.
Mushrooms and goat cheese is a favorite combination of my six year old (when she starts asking for a charcuterie board to go with it, I’ll get worried), and she devoured two of these practically before I could blink. I sautéed the onions and mushrooms until the onions were caramelized and sweet, then piled them in the puff pastry cups and topped them with crumbled goat cheese. 15 minutes in the oven, and they’re puffed and golden brown and will disappear before you know it. Easy, elegant, and addictive? I’ll take that any day of the week.
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 8 oz sliced mushrooms
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 oz goat cheese
- ½ sheet puff pastry, defrosted
- Preheat the oven to 350. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions and mushrooms and cook until the onions are lightly brown and the mushrooms have released their liquid and most of it has cooked off, about 8 minutes.
- Place the puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured counter and roll it out into a large rectangle (you won't need to roll it too much). Cut the pastry into 12 equal squares, then place them carefully in the muffin tin. Fill each cup with the mushroom-onion filling, then sprinkle the top with goat cheese.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the puff pastry is golden brown.