Puff Pastry Pissaladiere

Author: Canadian Living

Puff pastry not only makes this classic French tart easy to work with but also gives it the richness and elegance that people love in appetizers. If anchovies are not a favourite, replace them with 1/3 cup (75 mL) sliced roasted red peppers. Serve with a Foxtrot.

  • Portion size 32 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2008

Ingredients

  • Quick Puff Pastry Recipe
Topping:
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 spanish onions thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white wine
  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar
  • 1 tin (50 g) whole anchovies
  • 1 cup Gruyere cheese
  • 16 black olives pitted and halved

Method

Topping: In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-low heat; cook onions, garlic, thyme, bay leaf, pepper and sugar, stirring occasionally, for 45 to 55 minutes or until caramelized and about 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) remain. Stir in white wine; set topping aside.

Meanwhile, divide puff pastry in half. On lightly floured surface, roll out each half into 9-inch (23 cm) square; place each on parchment paper-lined rimless baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

Drain and rinse anchovies; pat dry. Cut lengthwise in half; set aside.

Divide onion mixture over puff pastry squares, spreading evenly; sprinkle with cheese. Arrange anchovies over top. Place olive halves at 2-inch (5 cm) intervals over top to make 1 piece per serving when cut. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Bake in top and bottom thirds of 425°F (220°C) oven, rotating and switching pans halfway through, for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and crusty. Let cool for 5 minutes before cutting each into 16 squares.

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Sodium 110 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 103.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 16 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 7 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 7.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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