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Tuesday 26 March 2013


"The filling for this tart is rich, dark and delicious.  The sweet caramelized onions ad wonderful depth and flavour to this simple yet classic tart."

Recipe quote from the "Best Ever Book Of Pastry" Cookbook.


1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
500g onions, sliced
Large pinch of grated nutmeg
1 tsp soft dark brown sugar
2 eggs
150ml single light cream (I used 75ml whipping cream & 75ml milk)
50g grated Gruyere cheese (I used Mozarella cheese)
Salt and pepper

For the Pastry
75g plain all purpose flour
75g cup whole meal  flour (I used plain flour)
75g butter, diced
1 egg yolk
Ice water


Make the pastry
Mix the plain and wholemeal flours in a bowl.  Use your fingertips to rub in the butter.  Mix in the egg yolk and enough chilled water to form a firm dough.  Transfer the dough to a floured work surface.

Knead the dough and gather it into a smooth ball.  Wrap in clear film/plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan.  Cook the onions over a low heat for 30 minutes until soft, stirring.  Add the nutmeg, sugar and seasoning.

Gentle cook for 5 minutes until the onions have caramelized. Cool slightly.

Preheat oven to 200C.  Lightly grease a loose based 14”x4” fluted tin pan.  Roll out the pastry and use to line the tine.  Chill for 20 minutes.  Prick the base.  Line with foil and beans.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Remove the foil and beans and add the onions.
(I did not blind bake the pastry).

Beat the eggs and cream, add the cheese and season.  Pour over the onions.
Bake for 30 minutes until set.

     After chilling another 20 minutes the roll out pastry into the pan, I add in the onions (I did not 
     blind bake it); add in the eggs/cream mixture, thereafter spread over the cheese and send it
     into the oven!

Very filling with just one slice of it.


  1. mel, this tart looks so good! the cheesy golden topping with the yummy caramelized onions are so enticing! i'd love a slice right now ^^!

    1. I would love to share this with you.....right after I had a bite it just give me an idea that I should have give a dash or two of worchestershire sauce when Im frying the onions. I feel it is a little bland ~ maybe I didnt give much of seasoning in.

  2. Mel, this is prefect for my tea time now :) one piece please....

  3. Hi Mel, I love onion tarts... this looks so delicious. I really like that oblong tray and I shall look for something like that too.

  4. I love caramelized onions, and these look good!

  5. I want one slice take away for my tomorrow lunch pls... Ohhhh... The pie is perfectly bake... I can imagine the taste by the look of ur pic...nice one

  6. Wow! that looks scrumptious! I love savory tarts and filled with caramelized onions sounds delicious!

  7. Hi Mel! No more kumquat? :D

    You bake this tart so beautfully! Good for a quick lunch!

  8. that's a very nice looking tart and so is the pan too!

  9. Mel, the tart looks so delicious! I can imagine how tasty and flavourful the onions are. I am an onion lover!

  10. Oh my , this is so beautiful and delicious. I dun mind having this for lunch , dinner and lunch .. LOL

  11. Mel Mel, you know what, I tried the onion tart baked by my sister-in-law just last Sat on her birthday party & that was so yummy! We all love it so much! Yours look really, really good too! I'm so tempting to buy this long tart pan now, hahaha. This size of the tart pan is so good when it comes to party, sekali bake once, then is enough!

  12. I have heard of how yummy of the caramelized onions, must try this tart one day..also remind me of my rectangular tart pan, hehehe..

  13. Mel,
    Oh' l love caramelize onion.
    Your onion tart look so good.
    I just received a rectangle tart tin from a dear friend.
    Must try it with your recipe soon: )

  14. Hi Mel, your caramelize onion tart look yummylicious, very well baked. Regards.