Goats Cheese Tart

Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese Tarts


Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese Tarts – red onion is cooked low and slow until soft, sticky and sweet and paired with tangy goats cheese in a crisp pastry case. The recipe for these tarts is easy to follow but is impressive to serve as a starter or a main with a big salad on the side. It is important to chill the pastry before cooking it so don’t miss out this step!

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Makes 4 tartlets

Difficulty Level: Home Cook


For the pastry:

  • 225g plain flour
  • 150g cold salted butter, diced
  • 5 tablespoons ice-cold water
  • 1 beaten egg, for glazing

For the filing:

  • 3 large red onions
  • 50g butter
  • Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 200g soft goats cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • For the pastry:
    Put the flour and butter in a large bowl and rub together with your fingers until it looks like breadcrumbs. Gradually add the water and mix until it just comes together. Don’t over mix. Cover with cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes.
    Meanwhile, cook the caramelised Onion filling. Melt the butter in a large pan over a medium heat. Fry the onions for one minute, then reduce the heat to low. Add the sugar, salt and pepper and cook on a low heat, stirring every so often for 30-45 minutes until soft and sticky. Stir through the balsamic vinegar and take off the heat.
    Roll the pastry out as thin as you can (around 1cm thick is good) line the tart tins with the pastry and chill for another 10 minutes.
    Heat the oven to 180C. Place greaseproof paper into each tart case and fill with baking beans, or rice. Cook for 10 minutes until beginning to brown. Brush with beaten egg and cook for a further 10 minutes until golden.
    Fill the pastry cases with the onion mixture and chunks of goats cheese. Cook for a further 10 minutes in the oven until the goats cheese is just beginning to melt.
    Serve your Caramelised Onion and Goats Cheese Tart with a large salad. Enjoy!

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