This month the Groovy Gourmets decided to make some delicious canapés. Canapes are small, single-bite food, that is traditionally made with a base of a small piece of bread with some sort of topping like cheese, vegetables or meat.
The base of the canapé could be anything from bread, crackers to pastry. They make a great appetizer for parties.
I was introduced to canapés not very long back by my aunt. I loved them to the core. I have posted a canapé some time back. You can check it here.
Today’s recipe has onions, apples and cheese. The original recipe called for fontina cheese. As I couldn’t find it I replaced with Cheddar. I loved the sweet, tangy and sharp taste of the three ingredients along with the crisp pastry. Do give them a try, I’m sure you will like them.
Makes – 16 pieces
What you’ll need
- Yellow Onion – 2 medium sized
- Green Apple – 1 big (I used Golden Delicious)
- Butter – 1 tbsp
- Cheddar cheese – 2 Slices cut into small pieces
- Black Pepper Powder – ¼ tsp (adjust according to taste)
- Salt to taste
- Puff Pastry Sheets – 4, Square sheets
- Chop the onions and apples into small dices. Try to keep both of the same size.
- Heat a Kadai with the butter, add the onions and fry till they turn soft.
- Add the chopped apples and salt to taste.
- Fry on low to medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Add the pepper powder mix well and cool slightly.
- Pre heat the oven to 200C
- Thaw the frozen pastry sheets and cut them into small squares. Feel free to cut them into whatever shapes you like. Some options are small triangles or even circles.
- Arrange them on a lined baking tray.
- Place a spoonful of the apple onion mixture and top with few pieces of cheese.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.