Caramelized Onion Tartlets with Thyme

Caramelized Onion Tartlets with Thyme

Party Pieces

Caroline Cowan from Brick House Farm now owns The Woolpack Hotel in Tenterden. She's a great cook and hostess so we asked her to puts together some mouthwatering morsels to kick start the winter party season with a culinary bang...

  • serves 24
  • preparation time 30 mins
  • cooking time 40 mins
  • 2 sheets of ready-rolled shortcrust pastry - or better still make your own
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 750g red onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chopped thyme
  • thyme sprigs to garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Using a 5cm round cutter, cut out 24 circles of pastry. Place in a mini canapé tin in the oven for 15 minutes.
  3. Slice onions, either by hand or in a food processor. Place in a baking tray along with the sugar, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and thyme. Season and cook for about 40 minutes.
  4. Spoon the onions into the pastry shells, garnish with sprigs of thyme and serve warm.
  • recipes Caroline Cowan
  • pictures David Merewether