Panera Goat Cheese Tartlets With Caramelized Onion & Figs

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“These tartlets essentially are miniature savory cheesecakes. You can make them up to one week in advance. Just freeze the baked tartlets in an airtight container and allow them to thaw in the refrigerator before serving.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F
  2. To caramelize the onions, heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat.
  3. Add the onions and thyme.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Stir until the onions are coated.
  6. Continue cooking, stirring only occasionally, until the onions are a deep amber color.
  7. Remove from the pan and set aside to cool.
  8. To make the crust, combine bread crumbs, cheese, butter and almonds in a medium bowl of a food processor until combined.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. For the filling, in a seperate bowl, blend the cheeses until smooth.
  11. Add the zest and the eggs, one at a time, blending until smooth again.
  12. Then add the heavy cream, blending until smooth.
  13. Grease mini muffin cups and place in a 24-cup mini muffin pan.
  14. Press a tablespoon on the crumb mixture evenly into each cup, and then fill two-thirds of the way up with the cheese batter.
  15. Distribute the caramelized onions evenly atop the filling.
  16. Transfer the pan to the oven and immediately reduce the heat to 350 degrees. Bake until the filling has set, 15 to 20 minutes.
  17. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature with figs.

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