Traverse City Record-Eagle

Life

November 15, 2012

Appetizer blends with sparkling wines

(Continued)

Alsatian Bacon & Onion Tart

1 sheet of puff pastry, defrosted

½ c. plain Greek yogurt

½ c. fromage blanc or ricotta

2 T. olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Dried herbs, such as parsley and basil

2 Vidalia or sweet onions, diced

8-9 strips of smoked bacon, cut into small pieces

Fresh chives, chopped

Mix yogurt, ricotta, oil, salt, pepper and herbs together and chill while preparing the rest of the ingredients.

Partially cook bacon and remove from pan, leaving the bacon drippings in the pan. Set cooked bacon on a paper towel to drain. Add onions to the pan with bacon drippings, then a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until onions are translucent, but not overly browned. Set onions aside.

Preheat oven to 450°.

Place puff pastry on parchment paper on a baking tray.

Spread the cheese mixture onto the dough, then evenly top with the onion and bacon pieces.

Place the tart in the preheated oven and cook for up to15 minutes, or until the onions are golden and the bread edge is crisp and puffed. Once cooked, top with chopped chives and cut the pizza into the desired number of slices and serve immediately. Serves 4-6.

Perfect Pairings is an occasional feature presenting suggestions for recipes that pair well with specific wines from around the region. To submit items for Perfect Pairings, write to kgibbons@record-eagle.com or call 933-1477.

Text Only

Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Associated Press Video
Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl