Is there anything better than caramelized onions? The melt in your mouth texture, the sweet/savory flavor—I just love them. A few years ago I was looking for an appetizer using caramelized onions for a Christmas party; and when I couldn’t find one that suited me, I cobbled one together. I found one recipe that used figs, another that used Gruyere cheese, and a third that made the onions into small tartlets. I took these elements and used my go-to pie-crust recipe to make these tartlets using a standard muffin-tin.
I want to introduce you all to a friend of mine. She’s the kind of friend who’s always there for you with helpful tips and suggestions when you’re stressed out. The kind of friend who is full of useful information. The kind of friend who inspires you. Her name is Deborah Madison, and she wrote Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.