I don’t always make everything from scratch. In fact, when I’m entertaining I try and use a few already made ingredients that I think are well made. Jams or jellies, though I do make my own, are products you can find in grocery stores or online that will help cut corners in the kitchen, but not compromise on taste. You can find millions of fruity jam varieties, but it’s the savory products that should not be overlooked.
Onion Jam is made by several companies and I am a big fan of Stonewall Kitchen’s version with roasted garlic. This is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to tout this product because it’s that good. You can definitely find other makers and I’m sure they’re good too, but this one is simply divine. What makes it so good is the combination of sweet and savory flavors with just a hint of garlic, not too overpowering, but perfect.
Spreading a layer of onion jam on buttery puff pastry and sprinkling a bit of grated Gruyere cheese over the top is the beginning of a great appetizer to serve with cocktails or wine. After baking, the extra crispy parts that may look burnt to you, are my favorite because they contrast so nicely with the delicate pastry and soft spiraled sweet onion center.
You can make these ahead of time and place the rolled up dough in the freezer, then slice and bake when your guests arrive. You could also serve these on top of salads or use as a flavorful dipping device for soups or stews. Trust me, make a couple of batches of these because you and your guests won’t be able to get enough.
1 sheet puff pastry, defrosted
1 cup Roasted Garlic Onion Jam, Stonewall Kitchen or other brand
2 1/2 cups grated Gruyere cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Unroll puff pastry and place on parchment lined sheet pan. Spread pastry with onion jam, leaving 2 inches around edges clean.
- Sprinkle with Gruyere and roll up into a cylinder starting on longer edge side.
- Place sheet pan in freezer for 10 minutes or until ready to bake. Slice into 1/2 inch coins and place flat on sheet pan.
- Bake in oven for 18-22 minutes, or deep golden brown. Serve immediately. Enjoy!