carmelized onion tarts

Here is another simple yet flavorful recipe that makes a great appetizer or snack.

2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup butter, divided
2 large sweet onions, chopped
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup hot water
1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
1 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded
8 sheets phyllo dough (14×9 inch)

In a skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat.  Add onions and sugar.  Cook 15 minutes, stirring frequently.

Stir in water and bouillon.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5-7 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in the Gruyere cheese.

Melt remaining butter.  Brush one sheet of dough with butter.  Top with another sheet and brush with more butter.  Cut into 12 squares.

Press one square into each of 6 greased muffin cups.  Top each with another square, placing corners off center.  Spoon 1 tablespoon of the onion mixture into each cup.  Repeat the process with each cup.  Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-15 minutes.  Serve Warm.