Caramelized Shallot Tartes Tatin

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The French Dinner with a Twist
Chef and O food columnist Curtis Stone's brilliant reinvention of the quintessential French meal of quiche and a salad involves a pan instead of a pie dish. He makes mini tarts out of caramelized shallots—but instead of bothering with a crust and a pie pan, he places the little onions on a baking sheet, covers each with a round of store-bought dough and bakes them. When the pastry is puffed, he removes the pan from the oven, lifts each tart with a spatula and flips it onto a plate. Along with a salad, the tartlets make a fabulous dinner that's familiar but just a little unexpected too.

Get the recipe: Caramelized Shallot Tartes Tatin