With inflation running high these days, a Sunday brunch may just cost as much as a Saturday night date night. If you are looking for easy brunch recipes to keep a cozy weekend at home going strong, we’ve got not only an easy recipe but one that is jam-packed with favor – literally!
When you need easy brunch recipes with all the flavor but a light touch
Your weekends are precious. They are a great time to unwind, catch up with friends, enjoy a little romance, or perhaps even test your skills in the kitchen for a small crowd. Maybe you haven’t had the chance to show off your cooking skills. Maybe you’ve not had a lot to show off. But we can almost guarantee you’ll create a little homemade fandom with one of our easy brunch recipes for two — all with just six ingredients. Better yet, you can store the ingredients in your pantry and freezer for just the perfect occasion!
You don’t have to get too elaborate with creative brunch ideas
The next time you’re hosting brunch, or if you want to surprise your friends with your culinary creativity, you can wow them with this Honey Onion, Goat Cheese and Jam Tarts recipe. It involves just 10 minutes of prep time and 25 minutes of baking time. Just find some pre-made- refrigerated puff pastry at the store; then hit the cheese aisle for some feta cheese. Swing by the produce aisle for a red onion or a bunch and some fresh thyme (if you grow your own, that’s even better)! If you don’t already have some strawberry jam in the frig, pick up a small jar. And who doesn’t have honey in the pantry and butter in the frig? That’s it.
The best part about this recipe is its surprise sweet and savory flavors. You have the sweetness of jam, red onions and honey, mixed with crumbled goat cheese atop puff pastry. We know, the red onion part may cause a pause. Sure, when you crunch into a raw red onion, you’re getting some nice snap in your salad or sandwich. But when you cook these ninjas of nature — what we like to call Nature’s Ninja — they become sweet and delicate. And you can’t deny their nutritional value!
Quickly pull off a last-minute brunch with these sweet and savory tarts. Store-bought flaky puff pastry serves as a base for sautéed red onions, tangy goat cheese, and sweet jam. How is that for brunch menu ideas at home?
And if you have a little leftover onions and goat cheese, we’ve got another wonderful recipe to try for your lunch or even dinner: Baby Spinach Salad with Roasted Red Onion.
Honey Onion, Goat Cheese and Jam Tarts
Quickly pull off a last minute brunch with these sweet and savory tarts. Store-bought flaky puff pastry serves as a base for sauteed red onions, tangy goat cheese, and sweet jam.
- Makes: 6 tarts
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 7 minutes
- Baking time: 25 minutes
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ tablespoon honey
2 to 3 sprigs fresh thyme
1 medium red onion, sliced
Pinch fine sea salt
Pinch ground black pepper
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (from a 17 ounce box), thawed
⅓ cup strawberry jam
2 ½ ounces chevre (fresh goat cheese), crumbled
Thyme leaves for garnish
Warmed honey for serving
Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium-high. Stir in the honey and sprigs of thyme. Add the onion, stir often, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until the onions soften. Remove the onions from the heat. Add the pinch of salt and pepper.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Unfold the sheet of puff pastry onto a cutting board and cut into 6 rectangles. Transfer to a baking sheet.
Spread an equal amount of jam over each square of pastry. Top with crumbled goat cheese. Remove the sprigs of thyme from the onions and divide the cooked onions over each of the tarts.
Bake for 25 minutes, until the tarts are browned and baked through. Serve warm, drizzled with warmed honey and sprinkled with fresh thyme leaves.