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Caramelized Onion and Olive Croustade

Serves 8

This croustade is a sweet, salty and rich combination of flavors, and is a nice start to any dinner party. It is easy to pick up and eat, no utensils required. Print Recipe

¼ cup olive oil

1 small clove garlic, thinly
   sliced
2 large onions, thinly sliced

2 sprigs thyme
- 
fine sea salt and
   freshly ground pepper
2 sheet frozen puff dough,
   defrosted and trimmed to
   6-inch rounds
½ cup black olives, pitted and
    halved
- freshly grated Parmesan

Caramelized Onion and Olive Croustade

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onion, garlic and thyme. Cook the onion, stirring occasionally until the onions are soft. Reduce heat to medium low and continue cooking for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until well caramelized. Season to taste with fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

Place the puff dough rounds on a parchment lined baking sheet. Spread the caramelized onion, leaving about ½ - inch around the edges. Top the onions with black olives and Parmesan. Bake the croustades in the oven about for about 15-20 minutes until the crust is golden brown and puffed.

Cut into wedges and serve warm.