French onion tart


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imageThis is a classic French dish, simple yet very flavourful. Perfect with a green salad and a glass of chilled rosé. You can just imagine being at a little table on a sidewalk café, somewhere in France, on a lovely summer’s day.

Serves 4 to 6


2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp unsalted butter
100 g / 3½ oz. bacon or lardons, diced
3 or 4 large onions, thinly sliced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
A few sprigs of fresh thyme
230 g / 18 oz. puff pastry, 1 sheet


Preheat oven to 200°C / 400°F
Heat olive oil and butter in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat
Add bacon or lardons and sauté until lightly brown, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes
Lower heat to medium-low, add onions, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden, about 15 minutes
Add honey, balsamic vinegar, and thyme
Increase heat to high, boil for 2-3 minutes to reduce, stirring occasionally
Set aside to cool for 30 minutes
Discard thyme
Line a 25 cm /  10″ tart pan with the dough, prick the bottom several times with a fork
With a slotted spoon, scoop onion mixture into the tart shell, leaving excess oil behind
Bake until pastry is crisp and golden, around 20 to 30 minutes.
Bon Appétit!




6 thoughts on “French onion tart”

  1. That’s a classic – nice shape too!

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  2. This is something I have been trying to make for years. Yours has a few extras that will pop the onion taste right up. I will try it soon. Thank you! c

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  3. This looks divine!

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