Caramelized Onion Puff Pastry with Bacon and Gorgonzola

Recipe and Images Provided by Britney Breaks Bread

Prep Time: 80 Minutes
Servings: 6


For the Caramelized Onions, Bacon, Gorgonzola

  • 2 large onions
  • 4 tbsps Minerva Dairy Salted Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • 4 slices Bacon
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Gorgonzola Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • Fresh Thyme
  • dash of red pepper, optional

For the Balsamic Glaze

  • 1 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • Puff Pastry


  1. Begin by caramelizing the onions. Roughly slice two onions. Add butter and olive oil to a skillet over medium-high heat and add sliced onions and fresh thyme leaves. Slightly brown onions and then reduce heat to medium low. Add 1/2 cup of water and stir occasionally. Allow water to cook down completely. When onions become brown and jammy, they have been completely caramelized, about 40 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. While onions are caramelizing, cook bacon thoroughly and add to a paper towel to remove access grease. Cut into small pieces and set aside.
  3. Preheat over to 425 degrees F. Roll out 1 sheet of pastry dough. Add caramelized onions, leaving about a 1/2 inch of the perimeter bare. Top with bacon pieces, crushed walnuts, and 1/4 cup of the gorgonzola cheese. Top with chopped rosemary and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. To make the balsamic glaze, combine balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until glaze thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and allow it to cool. (as it cools, it will continue to thicken)
  5. Garnish puff pastry with balsamic glaze, additional gorgonzola, and fresh rosemary and thyme leaves. Add a dash of red pepper for a little kick, optional.

In a family of 6 generations of butter lovers, it’s safe to say there was a lot of cooking…and a lot of butter. We encourage you to get in the kitchen, cooking with and for your loved ones. Always remember, if all else fails, just add butter!

We hope you enjoy this Caramelized Onion Puff Pastry with Bacon and Gorgonzola recipe by our friend Britney Breaks Bread. For more delicious recipes featuring Minerva Dairy’s better butter, head to our Recipes page. Be sure to keep up with our latest creations through our Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram page.

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