Baby Shower Bonanza! with Caramelized Onion and Brie TartPosted: January 12, 2012
2011 was a baby boom! Between myself, my step-sister and my cousins, four babies were joyfully welcomed to the family this year with lots of noshing, frivolity and overall good times. By the time the last sweet babe arrived and was ready to be celebrated, we had feasting and festing down to a science!
And last Sunday did not disappoint! In between the games, the chatting and the “ooohing and aaahing” over the gorgeous little Ruby, we indulged in quite the spread.
On the menu:
- Warm Artichoke and Jalepeno Dip
- Veggie Platter
- Assorted squares
- Noonie’s Butter Tarts
- Caramelized Onion and Brie Tart
- Angel Food Cake with Mixed Berry Coulis and Whipped Cream
My contribution was the Caramelized Onion and Brie Tart. The original recipe came from this Simply Recipes blog post. In my version, I used only the brie cheese and I added halved cherry tomatoes for colour. I had difficulty locating fresh herbs, so I had to use dried tarragon in the caramelized onions. Also, in making the onions I used a combination of the Simply Recipes method and a recipe from the Rebar cookbook. I added dried chili peppers and chicken stock but completely forgot the balsamic vinegar. The onions simmered for 90 minutes until they were reduced to a thick consistency.
The tart was a hit and there wasn’t a crumb left behind!