Apple Onion Puff
Whenever I see a picture of food and it has puff pastry in it, I always want to eat it immediately. Unfortunately, I had a bad experience with puff pastry when I accidentally set fire to my boyfriend’s oven. It was a minor fire, but his housemates were not too pleased about the failed experiment and I haven’t used puff pastry since. I decided to try to start forgiving puff pastry by using prepared sheets of it instead of making it myself. I wanted to make little appetizer bite for New Year’s Eve and puff pastry seemed like the simplest way to do that. I just put a few things on top that I thought sounded good and baked them according to the directions. It was very simple and, I’m proud to say, there were no fires.
I wanted these to be a more savory than sweet so they would be a nice little appetizer instead of dessert. I used onion, cheddar cheese, and apple on top of a square of puff pastry. These little bites would be great for a party as an appetizer. They are flavorful and can be eaten easily as finger food.
2 sheets of puff pastry (I got mine from Trader Joe’s)
1/2 red onion
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium apple
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp chili powder
Prep time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 15-20 minutes
Servings: 18 3″x3″ squares
If using frozen puff pastry, remove from the freezer to begin defrosting. Cut the onion into thin slices. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic powder, and chili powder. Saute the onions until they are soft and browning. Remove from heat. Slice the apple into thin slices. Cut the puff pastry into 3″x3″ squares. If using Trader Joe’s puff pastry sheets, this would be 9 squares per sheet. Gently press the tines of a fork around the inside of the squares leaving about a half inch margin. Preheat the oven to whatever temperature specified by the puff pastry instructions (I baked mine at 400°F). Place a small portion of the onion in the middle of each square topped with a slice of apple and followed by about a tablespoon of cheddar cheese. Place the squares onto a lightly buttered cooking sheet using two if necessary. Bake for the time specified (mine said 15 minutes, but I baked them for about 20 minutes total). Allow to cool and then enjoy!
Posted on January 1, 2012, in Appetizer/Side, Bread/Baking, Recipe, Snack and tagged appetizer, baking, food, food photography, party dish, photography, recipe, side, snack, vegetarian. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.