So, in her cookbook French Food at Home there is a recipe for an Onion Tart, which I have made before and love. As with any recipe, I tend to alter ingredients and amounts depending on what I have on hand.
|Cooked onion mixture|
I made it again yesterday, to great success!
Here's what I did:
one pastry disc
four cooking onions
1/2 cup of butter
1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup of heavy cream
salt and pepper
a handful of thyme (fresh or dry)
1/2 cup grated swiss cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
|Pastry covered with cheese|
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt the butter over low heat, peel and finely chop the onion and cook slowly over med-low heat until tender. Add the cream, stir. Add the balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and thyme and mix it all well.
Roll out your pastry on a lightly floured surface and transfer to cookie sheet or pizza pan.
Poke the pastry all over with a fork and brush on olive oil.
Sprinkle with half of the cheese.
|Carmelized Onion Tart|
Bake at 350F for about 15 minutes, or until the top and crust is nicely browned.