Caramelized Onion Tartlets

Caramelized Onion Tartlets

Enjoy these tartlets made with caramelized onion that are ready in 45 minutes – a delightful appetizer.

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About 24 appetizers

box refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on package
tablespoons butter or margarine
cup coarsely chopped red onion
cup sour cream
teaspoon salt
teaspoon red pepper sauce
cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese (3 ounces)
Additional chopped red onion, if desired
  1. Let refrigerated pie crusts come to room temperature; cut with 3-inch round biscuit cutter or glass. Press crust circle in each of 24 small muffin cups, 1 3/4x1 inch.
  2. Melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 3/4 cup onion in butter 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; reduce heat to medium. Cook about 15 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened and golden brown; remove from heat.
  3. Heat oven to 400º. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in sour cream, salt and pepper sauce. Stir in onion. Stir in 1/4 cup of the cheese. Spoon onion mixture into crusts. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown and set in center. Serve warm or at room temperature. Garnish with additional onion.
Makes About 24 appetizers
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Holiday Hints
For a sit-down, eat-with-a-fork appetizer, double the filling ingredients (except use 3 eggs) and bake in one pie crust placed in an 11x1-inch tart pan or 9-inch pie plate. Bake about 30 minutes or until set; let stand 20 minutes before cutting into wedges.
New Twist
Vary the cheese in these appetizers, and you'll have a whole new appetizer! Pesto-garlic cheese, Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers or bacon cheese add their own special flavors. If you are short of time, check out the preshredded cheeses in your supermarket--you may be surprised at your options.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Appetizer)
  • Calories 135
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 180mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 10g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.