With Christmas rapidly approaching, appetizer recipes are becoming even more necessary. Whether it’s a party with friends or your family’s celebration, it’s most likely that you’ll get asked to bring an app, right?! Luckily, this caramelized onion tart is a huge crowd pleaser!
While caramelized onions take a while to cook, the rest of this recipe is crazy easy. And part of that is thanks to Alouette’s Garlic & Herb Cheese! If you’ve never had Alouette before, it’s basically the creamiest spreadable cheese ever. It’s amazing on crackers, but it also elevates this tart recipe so much. Especially this garlic and herb flavor! So so so good.
If you’ve never caramelized onions before, don’t be intimidated!
They only thing you really need to remember is that it takes time. Don’t rush it! It usually takes me about an hour to get the onions how I like them – but they are SO delicious that it’s totally worth it, I promise!
Once your onions are almost done, you can cook the mushrooms in a separate pan. I just soften them up in olive oil, salt, and pepper for about 10 minutes. That’s all it takes to make those delish!
Now time for the Alouette Garlic & Herb Cheese!
A thin layer goes a long way. Especially in the middle since you don’t want it to be raw or soggy.
Top with the onion and mushroom mixture. As you’ll see in the recipe below, I show you how to make enough filling for 2 crescent doughs.If you only want to make one, simply cook half the onions and mushrooms – or just eat the other half separately. Would be great on sandwiches or pizza!
Then all you do is bake it for 13 minutes until it’s golden brown! If you are bringing these to a party, it would be great to heat it up again when you get to your destination, but that’s not entirely necessary.
Either way, before you serve, drizzle balsamic reduction, a few shakes of red pepper flakes, and some chopped fresh parsley on top. These 3 additions make this appetizer really pop, so don’t skimp on them!!
Have you ever tried Alouette Cheese before?
- 2 large onions
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups mushrooms
- 1 container Garlic & Herb Alouette Cheese
- 2 crescent dough sheets
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- Drizzle of balsamic reduction
- Sprinkle of red pepper flakes
- Cut the onion into thin strips and add to a wide pan with 3 tbsp olive oil and 1/2 tsp salt.
- Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are caramelized. If they need more moisture along the way, you can also add a few tablespoons of water. After 45 minutes to an hour, they should be done.
- In a separate pan, add mushrooms and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and cook until they are tender and browned.
- Roll out both sheets of crescent dough.
- Spread a thin layer of Alouette Garlic & Herb Cheese on each one, as far out to the edges as you can.
- Mix the onions and mushrooms together. Spoon the mixture on top of the cheese.
- Bake for 13 minutes.
- Drizzle with balsamic reduction, and sprinkle red pepper flakes and chopped parsley on top.
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*This post was sponsored by Alouette Cheese, but (as always!) all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Lake Shore Lady possible!