Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Favorite Ingredient?

I absolutely love Trader Joe's Chevre Lite. It doesn't taste like its got only 65% of the fat. Its just as great with freshly sliced apples as it is baked in the center of my Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Pastry Puffs. Plus, its only a smidge over $3 for 4 oz!

What's your favorite ingredient?

Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Pastry Puffs
1 large onion
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 cup white wine or water
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 puff pastry cups (thawed following package directions)
4 ounces soft mild goat cheese at room temperature
1/4 cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 450°F. and butter your baking sheet.
Cook the puff pastry cups according to the box directions.
Cut onion into very thin slices and begin to saute them until golden.
Deglaze the skillet with white wine (or water if thats what you have on hand) and stir in the thyme.
Continue cooking until the onions are deep golden color.
Combine the goat cheese and cream to get a more spreadable or scoopable consistency.
Once the pastry is out of the oven remove the little center circles.
Spread goat cheese in middle of pastry pieces and top with the caramelized onion.

These are best served warm!


Pam said...

I'm in love with the Chevre Lite too! It's not too pungent, and doesn't taste low-fat at all. I made a very tasty stromboli with it:

Pam said...

And I also wanted to tell you how happy I was to find another archaeologist with a food blog!