Caramelized Onion and Brie Tarts

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


  • 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.


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

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  1. 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.
  2. Bergy
    5 Stars - The onion filling is fantastic topped with the brie. I used a "Saijan" shells but next time I will used a mini tart shell Just not pertect with Siljan - The recipe however is perfect Loved it. 20 March2011 Made them again with pastry shell - wonderful!
  3. Barb R
    Really fabulous! The brie goes so well with the vinegar and onions and just melts beautifully into the entire tart. You definitely can't eat just one.... Thanks for the recipe!!!
  4. Mel T
    These tarts are out of this world! They're so easy and so delicious. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed them. The mixture of brie, balsamic vinegar, and onions is incredible. Thanks for another great one, Pamela! :D



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