Sweet yet savory onion jam. Tangy and creamy goat cheese. With a soft, buttery flatbread as the base. Oh man, have I got a treat for you!
Let’s be real. We’re nearing the tail end of a long holiday season. And while some of us are slowing down – and some of us want to go out with a bang ? – what we ALL could use is a super SIMPLE, super TASTY app for NYE.
Or for any time of year!
There are so many “best things” about this flatbread, and its VERSATILITY ranks right up there.
An elegant appetizer for a party? Check.
An easy snack for the football game? Check.
A quick weeknight meal with a bowl of soup? ☑️☑️☑️
What else does this Onion Jam & Goat Cheese Flatbread have going for it?
- Only three main ingredients
- Did I mention ONLY three main ingredients… AND THEY ARE ALL STORE-BOUGHT?
- 5 minutes of prep
- 10 minutes of baking
- Um… sweet onion jam and tangy goat cheese? Flavor match made in heaven!
But back to New Year’s Eve, for me it’s not about some fancy sit-down dinner.
What it IS about is gathering with friends, and enjoying laughs, heavy apps and bubbly drinks.
(BONUS POINTS if it’s an early party and I can be in my PJs by 10pm!! Ha ha ?)
All joking aside, this year, we are hosting a few friends and their families. We’ll light sparklers, toss on some dance tunes, and will have footage of the London NYE celebration on repeat, because WOW, have you ever seen that on TV? It always knocks my socks off.
No we won’t be kicking anyone out at 9:59! And YES, I will be making these flatbreads for sure!
I’ll make some other apps too (maybe my Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppadews, Roasted Beet, Pear & Stilton Endive Boats or Corn & Piquilllo Pepper Crab Cake Bites) and friends will bring dishes to share. I’ll probably put out some leftover Christmas cookies, assuming I’ve made a big enough batch to survive my little munchers.
There might be one or two kids in the crowd who aren’t into the whole onion jam and goat cheese thing. NO PROBLEM. The nice thing about this app is that for any picky kids out there I’ll have a few extra naan breads on hand, and with a handful of shredded cheese, in a snap I can make them a grilled cheese “panaani”.
Get it, “pa-NAAN-i” (a play on the typical Italian pressed sandwich, the “panini” ?).
I purposely kept this recipe simple, because it really is SO good as is. But, since I like to give you some zesty options, should you so desire, you can make some substitutions:
- Swap out the pine nuts for pistachios or walnuts
- Sprinkle with some fresh chopped rosemary
- Don’t love goat cheese? Try crumbled blue cheese, feta, or even shredded gruyere.
- The onion jam is crucial! No substitutions. I call for the Key Lime Lexi Balsamic Sweet Onion Jam which you’ll absolutely love. But if you aren’t in Florida and can’t find Key Lime Lexi brand, look for another brand at your grocery store or specialty food store.
- If you just can’t locate onion jam, you can make your own by sauteing two sweet onions in olive oil with a little brown sugar (about 2 tablespoons) and ½ ish teaspoons of kosher salt. Cook over medium low heat for about 30-40 minutes until they are thick and jammy.
As 2019 comes to a close, I want to thank YOU for helping to make this a monumental year for Key Lime Lexi. I SO appreciate your support and look forward to sharing more good things to come in 2020!
I wish you a very happy and healthy new year!
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Watch me make my Onion Jam & Goat Cheese Flatbread:
Onion Jam & Goat Cheese Flatbreads
- 4 purchased Naan breads groceries usually sell 4 breads to a package
- 1 jar Key Lime Lexi Balsamic Sweet Onion Jam 11.5 ounces
- 6-8 ounces goat cheese
- 1-2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts optional
- 1 tablespoon balsamic syrup optional
- Preheat the oven to 325. Place the four flatbreads on two baking sheets. Top each with about ¼ of the onion jam, spreading it out evenly with a spoon.
- If your goat cheese is very creamy, break off pieces and distribute it evenly over the bread. If it is drier, crumble it and evenly distribute it.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until warmed through. Remove from the oven, cut each bread into 6 pieces. Sprinkle on the pine nuts, if using, and drizzle with the balsamic syrup. Serve warm.
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