(NewsUSA) – Getting together with family and friends is the best part of the fall and winter holidays. When it’s your turn to entertain, you want to offer guests hors d’oeuvres that look sophisticated and elegant but are, in reality, easy and quick.
Savory Onion Apple Tart is just the thing. You can start it hours before, then assemble and
pop it under the broiler as guests arrive.

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Savory Onion & Apple Tart

apple onion tart
Yield: 16 appetizer servings

2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 6 medium-sized onions, thinly sliced (about 9 cups)
  • 2 medium-sized red apples, cored, thinly sliced (about 3 cups), divided
  • 1 can (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza dough (such as Pillsbury)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese or feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dry thyme

Preheat oven to 425 F. In large, nonstick skillet, over medium low heat, heat oil.
Add onions and half of the apples; cook, stirring occasionally, until they are very soft and begin
to caramelize, about 25 minutes (mixture will appear to “melt” and become spreadable).

Meanwhile, coat baking sheet with non-stick spray. Press dough into rectangle on baking
sheet. Prick dough all over with fork tines to prevent bubbling. Bake until lightly brown, about 10
minutes; remove from oven. Spread apple and onion mixture over dough; sprinkle with cheese. Just
before serving, top with thyme and remaining sliced apples; broil on high until apples begin to
wilt, about 1 minute. Cut into squares and serve.

To substitute large prepared baked pizza crust (such as Boboli) for the refrigerated pizza
dough, simply omit baking crust.