February 25, 2011

Honey Onion Bacon tart

I never follow a recipe...I personalize it...adding a pinch more nutmeg or a different kind of cheese.

(click on the photo to enlarge, so you can read the recipe from Bon Appetite, thank you Charlotte!)
This was dinner last night...I modified this recipe, however. First of all, I didn't use store-bought puff pastry...the recipe below proved to be perfect:

Flakey tart dough
1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
1 stick (1/2 cup) of salted butter, softened
1 1/2 cup flour

Blend well and roll out with rolling pin, then fold over edges and press with fork. My girls did the fork part...

Honey Onion Bacon tart

6 slices of bacon
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 large sweet yellow onions, chopped
1/2 cup grated swiss (the original recipe called for crème fraiche, which I did not have on hand but would like to try the next time I make this)
1/8 t. nutmeg

First of all by not roasting the onions, but frying them in the same pan in which I just fried the bacon, I saved time! Mmmm. I added the wine and honey and put it over the dough (that we has first sprinkled the swiss over). Then, baked 400'F for about 20 minutes (until the crust was lightly browned).

*My girls loved it. Olivia only said she wished there was MORE bacon.

P.S. Did you notice the chair covered in fruit and vegetable stickers? That's the kind of graffiti I allow...


stacey said...

Mmmmmm I LOVE BACON!!!!

Sarah in Indiana said...

I don't do bacon, but I think this sounds like it would be really yummy even without it. I want to try your crust recipe, too.

Thanks for visiting my blog--I'm not sure what my favorite cheese is, I love so many kinds! Goat is definitely near the top of the list though; the coupole sounds amazing.