Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Caramelized Onion and Feta Puffs

I always love simple and delicious appetizers.  These Caramelized Onion and Feta Puffs are always a huge hit.  Usually I always have vegetables and dip, or lots of good cheese and crackers for appetizers.  But I remembered those delicious Trader Joe’s appetizers we used to get years ago.  If you are ever in a crunch for appetizers and need something quick, try these out, Trader Joe’s Pastry Bites with Feta Cheese and Caramelized Onions. You can find them in the freezer section of Trader Joe’s.

I decided to make these from scratch during a party and they were a huge hit.  But I needed to find an easier way to make them also, and decided to try the frozen puff pasty – they were awesome and so easy.

On top of that today Monika at Splendid Willow is featuring some great simple appetizers for her 2 cent series and she is featuring these Caramelized Onion and Feta Puffs.  There are some other great appetizer ideas from other bloggers too, if you are looking for some great ideas.

If you want to make these Caramelized Onion and Feta Puffs you can either buy the dough or make it yourself. They are both good but one is a bit quicker.

Caramelized Onion and Feta Puffs

Makes: 24 puffs | Thaw: 40 minutes | Prep Time: 20 minutes | Bake: 15 minutes

1 box (17.3oz) Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets or use recipe for Galette Dough
2 large yellow onions
4 tbsp of butter
8 oz feta cheese

Thaw the pasty sheet at room temperature 40 minutes or until easy to handle.  Heat over to 400 F.

Slice your onions and caramelize them with 4 tbsp of butter in a pan.  It should take you about 15 minutes to caramelize your onions.  Remember to keep the onions on low temperature and stirring constantly.

Once the puff pastry has thawed cut the sheets into 2″x2″ squares and place into a tartlette pan or muffin pan.  Fill each pasty with onion and then feta.  You should use abut 1 tsp of onion in each and about 1 tbsp of feta in each pasty.

Once done seal each pasty by combining each corner together. Place in the over for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

Galette Dough
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar
¼ tsp salt
8 tbsp unsalted butter
¼ cup and 1 tbsp  ice water

Using a food processor add the flour, sugar and salt together and pulse.  Then cut butter into flour mixture and pulse again until the butter is completely incorporated.  Add ice water and continue to pulse until mixture comes together to form a mass.Add more ice water if necessary, one tablespoon at a time. Gently form mass into a ball and divide into two equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes and as long as overnight. (Dough can be frozen, too.)

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13 Responses to “Caramelized Onion and Feta Puffs”

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — August 24, 2011 @ 6:24 am

    Oh my goodness these look amazing! Perfect for really any occasion 🙂

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    Faith — August 24, 2011 @ 6:39 am

    Oh my! Don’t those look wonderful! Little drops of heaven 🙂 I would love to make them soon.

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — August 24, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

    These look exactly my style and my taste!

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    Shelby — August 24, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    These sound like wonderful little bites of heaven!

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    Georgia Pellegrini — August 25, 2011 @ 5:07 am

    These would be such a great snack food!

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    Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! — August 25, 2011 @ 7:50 am

    These look amazing! Great party food for the holidays or football parties. I’ll have to file it away for future use!

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    Aimee — August 26, 2011 @ 5:37 am

    Mmmm! I LOVE caramelized onion & feta as well so these are right up my street 😀

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    tandteacake — August 26, 2011 @ 3:10 pm

    Roasted onions are ALWAYS a good thing! So is feta.

    These remind me of a great appetizer version of Turkish börek. 🙂 Yum

    Tobias

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    Magic of Spice — August 29, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

    These are a favorite appetizer for me as well…love how you have prepared them, they look scrumptious!
    hope you have a wonderful week

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    janet kile — December 14, 2012 @ 5:51 am

    Has anyone tried adding figs to theses??
    Also — I would assume they’re best eaten hot? Looking for a thing to bring to a party— so they would be sitting around for a while……

    • Delishhh replied: — December 17th, 2012 @ 10:05 am

      Janet,

      I have not but i am sure that would be delicious. They are good hot, but they are very easy to heat in microwave few minutes or oven.

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