Caramelized Onion and Apple Tart


Elevate any party appetizer with crisp puff pasty and crème fraîche.

Caramelized Onion Tarts With Apples
Photo: Con Poulos
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
2 tarts

These puff pastry bites combine tart apples with caramelized onions for a unique fall flavor that's sure to please. Bake a few tarts for a dinner-party appetizer or a book club snack—or make one for a light meal served alongside a kale or mixed green salad.

You'll start by cooking sliced onions over the stovetop, then stirring in chopped-up apples. That mixture then gets spread over puff pastry and crème fraîche, then baked for roughly half an hour. If you can't find crème fraîche, you can sub sour cream or mascarpone. Use a pizza cutter to cut the tart into small pieces and serve.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 medium onions, sliced

  • 2 red apples (such as Braeburn or Gala), cut into small pieces

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry (from a 17.3-ounce package), thawed

  • ½ cup creme fraiche or sour cream


  1. Heat oven to 400º F. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

  2. Stir in the apples, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook until just tender, 2 minutes.

  3. Place each sheet of pastry on a parchment-lined baking sheet and prick all over with a fork. Spread with the crème fraîche, leaving a ½-inch border.

  4. Top with the onion mixture and bake until the pastry is crisp and browned, 30 to 35 minutes. Cut into pieces before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

320 Calories
21g Fat
26g Carbs
5mg Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 320
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 403mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Protein 5g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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