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Sweet Honey Glazed Onion & Bacon Tart

February 9, 2011

For some, the Super Bowl is about football. It’s a culmination of wins and losses, sweat and tears, emotional highs and lows. For me, the Super Bowl is about finger foods, good company, and a few memorable commercials. But mostly, it’s about the food!

One appetizer that I made for this year’s game was a Sweet Honey Glazed Onion & Bacon Tart. For a healthy twist , I substituted regular bacon with turkey bacon and used fat free sour cream.

Health note: Nutmeg is said to soothe an upset stomach, aid sleep, improve acne, and stimulate the brain!

Ingredients

  • 1 puff pastry sheet (found in the freezer section)
  • 3 strips of bacon
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1-2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1/2 c sour cream or crème fraiche
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Preheat the over to 375 degrees.
  2. Slice the onion into thin rings and break them apart. Coat them with olive oil, honey, and salt and pepper.
  3. Roast the onions until caramelized (about 45 minutes) turning them over with tongs a couple of times throughout.
  4. Cut the bacon slices into 1 x 0.25 inch strips and fry on stove top until crispy.  Set aside.
  5. Roll out the puff pastry sheet, fold in the edges to form an outer crust, and press the crust with tines of a fork for decorative design.
  6. Mix the nutmeg and salt and pepper into the sour cream. Spread the mixture onto the puff pastry sheet.
  7. When onions have finished roasting, distribute them evenly over the sour cream.  Do the same with the bacon strips and thyme leaves.
  8. Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees and bake the tart for 20-25 minutes (until crust rises and turns a golden brown.
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One Comment leave one →
  1. Trev permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:54 pm

    Nice work overall, Kris! I like the addition of the health note about nutmeg. Very interesting!

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