Caramelized Onion and Brie Tarts

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Recipe by Pamela

From the Winnipeg Free Press Wednesday Food Section. I made these for a Christmas party and they were gone in no time!

Top Review by aplaceinthesun80_49

I made these as an appetizer for a Christmas gathering and they were gone in no time! Incredibly good! I could not find mini tart shells and didn't have the time to make my own, so I used pastry shells and they worked great. Additionally, I have made the caramelized onions and simply topped a wheel of brie with them prior to putting the brie in the oven. To the original recipe, I have added about a tablespoon of honey for an extra kick.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 24 pre baked miniature tart shells, bought or your own favourite recipe.
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 200 g brie cheese, sliced into slivers without the rind.


  1. Heat oil in deep skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add onions and cook until transparent.
  3. Add brown sugar and vinegar and cook covered for 15 minutes over low heat until onions are caramelized.
  4. Season with salt and pepper as desired and cook on low until all moisture is evaporated.
  5. Cool slightly and spoon approx.
  6. 1 tablespoon into pre baked shells and top with a sliver of Brie cheese.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  8. Serve warm.

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