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Herbed Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart

Caramelized onions, sweet-tart dried tomatoes, a respectable amount of fresh herbs, and creamy goat cheese custard, all baked in a flaky whole wheat and olive oil crust–this herbed goat cheese and caramelized onion tart will rock your appetizer world.

Herbed Goat Cheese and Caramelized onion Tart with one piece out

Everyone who bites into this savory tart becomes totally smitten. Maybe they didn’t know what to expect, but whenever I serve it, people purr happily, “Ooh and Aah—this is soooo yummy. And the crust, wow!” It brings a glow to my heart.

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This savory tart is quite easy to put together. It begins with a salty flaky mouthwatering crust, my 10-minute press-in whole wheat olive oil crust.

While the crust bakes, sauté sliced onions into soft caramelized sweetness, then stir in bits of sun-dried tomato and chopped fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, and basil–the choice is yours.

Spread the onion mixture into the crust, then dollop on soft tangy goat cheese. Whisk eggs with milk and pour over. Bake until the custard is just set. When you pull it out of the oven, pat yourself on the back. Tart well done!

Herbed Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart | Letty's Kitchen

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Herbed Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart recipe details:

  • Prep ahead: Make the crust, press it in the pan, and par-bake it the day before, or earlier in the day. Chop the sun-dried tomatoes and cook the onions ahead. You can even mix the custard ahead of time, but save chopping the fresh herbs until you are just about ready to bake the tart.
  • You gotta use fresh herbs—they’ll be the aromatic difference that takes your herbed goat cheese and caramelized onion tart over the top. Which herbs to include is up to you. I seem to always have parsley around, and this time a few thyme and rosemary branches, so in they went. If you only have one fresh herb, say basil, then use all basil.
  • The best tart pans are 1-inch deep fluted-ring pans with removable bottoms, round or square. After your tart cools, you gently work a knife around the edge, set the tart on something a few inches off the table, and see the ring fall away.
  • Now if you only have a regular pie pan, for heaven’s sake bake your herbed goat cheese tart in the pie pan. This savory tart is too good to pass by for lack of a special pan.

Whole Wheat Olive Oil Crust. Ready for caramelizing onions for Herbed Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart | Letty's Kitchen

You might want to try my Spinach and Goat Cheese Upside Down Quiche. It has the same whole wheat olive oil crust, except it goes on top of the custard!

Herbed Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart | Letty's Kitchen

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Herbed Goat Cheese and Caramelized onion Tart with one piece out
Herbed Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Fresh herbs, creamy goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and caramelized onions--this tart is the bomb. Bake in my whole wheat olive oil crust or your choice of crust. Nutritions calculations do not include the crust. Makes 1 (9-inch) tart.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: goat cheese, whole wheat pie crust
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 114 kcal
Author: Letty Flatt
Ingredients
  • Whole Wheat Olive Oil Pastry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow or sweet onion , thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves (see note)
  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary (see note)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or basil (see note)
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil , drained and chopped
  • 6 ounces soft goat cheese
  • 3/4 cup milk , or dairy-free milk
  • 4 eggs
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Press tart dough into and up the sides of a 9-inch round tart pan with removable bottom. Par-bake 20 minutes.
  2. While the pie crust is baking, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium flame. Add the onions and cook and stir until the onions are very soft, 15 to 20 minutes. They will begin to caramelize. Stir in the chopped herbs and sun-dried tomatoes.
  3. Distribute the onion and herb mixture evenly into the baked shell. Dot with pieces of goat cheese.
  4. Whisk the milk and the eggs together and pour over the filling. Bake 20 minutes or so, until the filling has puffed up and no longer jiggles in the center. Let cool before cutting.
Recipe Notes

Which fresh herbs to include is up to you. Fresh is the key. If you only choose one it's okay.

Nutrition Facts
Herbed Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 129mg6%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 420IU8%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

2 comments

  • Jeanne

    Yum, THIS is on my to-do list for the weekend. Eggs from our chickens, herbs from the garden and goat cheese made this week. Happy summer! Reply · 4 June, 2016

    • Ahh that homemade goat cheese I want to make with you one day! Can’t wait to hear how the tart comes out! Reply · 4 June, 2016

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