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New Year's Eve Party Ideas: Mini Puff Pastry Tarts Appetizer with Feta & Caramelized Onions

Look at those cutie pies. Don’t you just love mini-foods? They are a great New Year’s party idea: not only are they cute, they are fun to prepare and present. They are perfect for a party as you can grab them, pop them in your mouth and move on to the next conversation.

Which is why I am serving them at our New Year’s Eve party…

The most time consuming part of this recipe is caramelizing the onions. I am going to link you to a great how-to and let me tell you, go ahead make a big batch and then use them whenever possible. From burger topping, topping on baked brie to tossing them on a salad, you will be glad you made them.

The caramelized onions will add a lively sweetness to this appetizer.

2 boxes/30 count frozen mini phyllo shells
1/2 sweet onion, thinly sliced and cut in half
4 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, softened at room temperature
4 oz. feta cheese

1. Start caramelizing the onions.

2. While the onions are caramelizing, mix the cream cheese and feta in a bowl until well blended.

3. When the onions are done caramelizing, place them on a plate or bowl to cool lightly and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

4. Remove the phyllo shells from the freezer, scoop a scant teaspoon of the cheese mixture into each tart, top with a half-teaspoon or so of the onions. Bake for 8-10 minutes and serve.

The hostess with the mostess would probably be serving a banana-cranberry cheesecake for dessert at their New Year’s Eve Party

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