These Keto Caramelized Onion and Brie Tarts are going to be a hit at your next holiday party or special occasion! With all of the parties we all have coming in the upcoming months, you may be looking for a beautiful appetizer that will look good and taste great. This recipe is just what you are looking for.
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There is just something special about the savory taste of the combination of ingredients in this mouth watering keto tart that will have them disappearing from the table just about as quickly as you can put them out!
Keto Caramelized Onion and Brie Tart
At the time of writing this, we are heading into the busy holiday season. The holidays are often filled with food-filled parties. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find great keto options available at these parties, so I have found that it’s best to bring my own along with me!
This keto caramelized onion and brie tart is quite easy to make and might just become your go-to party dish to contribute when you aren’t hosting the gathering. You may want to make two batches though because even your non-keto friends will be gobbling these up.
How to Make Caramelized Onion and Brie Keto Tart
Combine the cream cheese and mozzarella cheese in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds at a time until melted into a dough. Stirring at each interval.
Add almond flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, dried basil, salt, garlic powder and egg to a medium bowl and mix well.
Add the cheese dough to the medium mixing. Knead the dough until it is well combined into a thick dough. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium low heat while the dough is chilling.
Add the onions to the butter, and saute until softened and caramelized.
Remove from heat and let cool.
Roll the chilled dough out between two pieces of parchment paper until about ¼ of an inch thick.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut the rolled out dough into 8 evenly sized rectangles and fold old the edges of each rectangle up slightly.
Top each rectangle of dough with some brie, caramelized onions, and fresh thyme and rosemary.
Bake for 15 minutes and serve!
Sounds pretty simple, right? What makes this particular appetizer even better is that anyone who enjoys these delicious tarts is going to assume you spent much longer on this delightful appetizer.
What is a Tart?
A tart is a baked open top pastry dish. Tarts are generally served as an appetizer, although you’ll sometimes see them served as a dessert. As an appetizer, though the filling may be either sweet or savory. While the tart is generally placed in the same category as pie, quiche, and flan, it’s easily recognizable with its pastry base and open top not covered by pastry. You may also see tarts served as tartlets or mini tarts.
The name tart comes from the French word tarte, which translates to both pie and tart. This is because, with the exception of lack of topping, a pie and tart are essentially the same things. There are some that think that tarts originated in Medieval times as a product of their pie baking, others believe that they came from a tradition of layering food. What we do know is that they started out as meat-filled savory dishes and later on people began enjoying them as a sweet treat as well.
Are Caramelized Onion and Brie Tarts Keto Friendly?
Most of the time tarts are not considered to be a keto-friendly food. However, these caramelized onion and brie tarts are keto friendly thanks to their almond flour base. At just 3 net carbs per serving, they make a great keto appetizer and party food.
Are Onions Keto Friendly?
Onions in large volumes are not considered keto friendly due to their higher carb count. However, when used in small amounts such as is the case with these caramelized onion and brie keto tarts, it’s perfectly fine to add onions to your diet.
Should Keto Tarts Be Eaten Hot or Cold?
While you can eat tarts hot or cold, they will taste best when they are cooled down, but still a little warm from the oven. The tart will be just the right temperature for the flavor of the brie to come to the fore for the most enjoyment.
Can You Make Caramelized Onion and Brie Keto Tarts with Puff Pastry?
Many recipes call for tarts to be made with puff pastry. This is not the case with keto tarts. The almond flour base is necessary to keep the carb count low in this recipe. You won’t miss the puff pastry though as the almond flour crust on this tart tastes great.
Are Keto Tarts Good to Serve for Christmas?
The beauty of this awesome keto appetizer is that it makes a great appetizer year round! Any time you have a special occasion, these keto tarts will be a hit! Tarts are often featured as an appetizer during Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and even Easter celebrations.
Whatever you are celebrating, you can’t go wrong with adding these keto tarts to your menu for the event. Enjoy!
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Caramelized Onion and Brie Keto Tart
- 4 ounces Brie cheese
- ½ medium onion, sliced thinly
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 ½ cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- 1 large egg
- ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 cup almond flour
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon dried basil
- Fresh rosemary and thyme
- Pinch of salt
- Combine the cream cheese and mozzarella cheese in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds at a time until melted into a dough. Stirring at each interval.
- Add almond flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, dried basil, salt, garlic powder and egg to a medium bowl and mix well.
- Add the cheese dough to the medium mixing. Knead the dough until it is well combined into a thick dough.
- Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Melt the butter in a skillet over medium low heat while the dough is chilling.
- Add the onions to the butter, and saute until softened and caramelized. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Roll the chilled dough out between two pieces of parchment paper until about ¼ of an inch thick.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut the rolled out dough into 8 evenly sized rectangles and fold old the edges of each rectangle up slightly.
- Top each rectangle of dough with some brie, caramelized onions, and fresh thyme and rosemary.
- Bake for 15 minutes and serve!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 303mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!
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