These Vidalia Onion Tarts are a perfect appetizer or snack for parties or just to snack on. I will make these type of appetizers any night of the week just to have while watching a movie. We do not just snack on chips and dip, we like the good stuff, like pizzas, buffalo wings, pepperoni bread, etc. at night. I love to try new things to see what the family thinks. As you can see I love to cook and bake, and I always have my counter full of goodies..
1 stick butter
2 large vidalia onions, or sweet onions, halved and thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
2/3 cup milk
1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large heavy skillet over low heat, add onions, 1/4 teaspoons salt, and thyme and cook until tender and lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Set aside to cool
2. Place one rack in upper third of oven, and another on the lower third and preheat to 400 degrees. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray
3. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder and sugar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, cut remaining 6 tablespoons of butter into chunks and place into the flour mixture. Cut into flour using pastry blender, 2 knives, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in milk with a fork just until flour is evenly moistened.
4. Turn out dough onto a floured surface and pull together into one piece with floured hands. Divide dough into 48 pieces, about 1/2 tablespoon each. Roll each into a ball and place onto cookie sheets. With a teaspoon press an indentation into the center of each ball. Spoon the onion mixture into the indentations. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown, rotating pans halfway through.
recipe adapted from: Funda Sahin