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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Holiday Appetizer - Phyllo Puffs with Camelized Onions & Goat Cheese

Here is yet another handy recipe that can be prepared a week in advance and frozen. I always buy frozen Phyllo pastry...as making this from scratch would be a disaster...and a lot of work.
 First Caramelize 1 large Vidalia onion over low heat with a tsp of butter and 1/2 tsp olive oil. This should take about an hour...stirring every so often. Set onions aside and allow to cool. Defrost one package of Phyllo dough, keeping a damp clean cloth handy, brush one sheet of dough with melted butter and lay a second sheet over it. Wrap the rest of the dough in the damp cloth. Slice the sheets into long strips about 3 inches wide. On one end of the Strip add a Tsp of Onions and a sprinkle of Crumbled Goat Cheese. Fold over the strips crosswise until you have neat little triangles as shown below. Brush triangles with more melted butter. You can freeze these between layers of Parchment paper for up to one week.
 On the day of your party defrost the triangles by laying them out on a baking sheet for about 30 minutes. Then, bake at 350F for about 15-20 Minutes or until pastry is a nice golden brown.
These can be served warm or at room temperature. Lovely little pillows of goodness!

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