Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Onion Savoury Tart

I have guests coming for aperitifs on Thursday, so I decided to try a new tart or quiche. I use courgette and chard normally, but as neither are ready in the garden yet, I decided to experiment with what I had in the house.  This turned out perfectly and I will definitely make it again on Thursday.  Meanwhile, I have a few meals for myself.

Onion Savoury Tart

Ingredients
I pkt pastry -  shortcrust is probably best, but I only had puff!
25g butter
2 tbsp olive oil
800g onions, halved and thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves
3 medium eggs
250ml Crème fraiche or double cream
Salt and pepper
Cayenne pepper or paprika optional
50g grated parmesan cheese

Method
Heat oven to 190C (375F) or fan 175C (337F). Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and line a deep 26cm flan tin that has been sprayed lightly with non-stick spray.

Heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan, then gently fry the onions, covered, until completely softened, but still pale in colour. (About 30 minutes on simmer). I grated the garlic cloves into the onions during the last 5 minutes of cooking.

Beat the eggs and cream together in a bowl, add the cheese and some seasoning to taste. Stir in the onions, then spoon the mixture into the flan case.  Lightly sprinkle with cayenne pepper or paprika if required.  Bake for 25-30 mins until lightly set and browned.

Eat hot or cold.




Baked Apple Tip


I had one lone Granny Smith apple in the house, so I decided to core it and put it in the microwave.  I cooked it for 3 minutes on high and then removed it and filled it up with home made cherry jam.  It was very yummy :-) Sorry I ate it before I thought of the camera!! 

87 comments:

  1. Your tart look really good, and love the idea of microwave the apple , sound like a good dessert.

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  2. Your onion tart looks so good. Enjoy your friends.

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  3. Sonia the apple was delicious and so quick and simple. Diane

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  4. I didnt include Aperatifs in my list of Yorkshire Mealtimes!! "Aperetifs" would be 2 sets of false teeth!!! Fab looking tart . xxxx

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  5. Thanks Susan, I have not done much entertaining this year as I have been so busy so it will be good to catch up. Just need to up my French a bit, I loose the little bit I do know every year when I go back to the UK :-((

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  6. Diane LOL, If we had aperitifs every day I would never be sober!! I also rarely eat after aperitifs as there are generally so many snacks!! Take care Diane

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  7. 2 garlic cloves?
    Wow.

    @ sets of false teeth?
    Ye'-gads...

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  8. Abe I love garlic, remember I also live in France LOL. The false teeth have nothing to do with my savoury tart, promise, different subject!! Diane

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  9. Diane,
    I will never turn down a recipe for a French style quiche/tart. They always look, and taste, delicious. Love the sound of your ingredients! Perfect and golden looking too..

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  10. Ohh Diane,
    This looks fabulous, lovely lovely flavors - I have been meaning to make a quiche and you have spurred me on. I also love the idea of chard and courgette - so nice to say courgette instead of zucchini!
    Have a great day
    Mary

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  11. Hi Brittany, it was delicious so I am looking forward to making it again tomorrow :-) Diane

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  12. Mary, yes I forget that they are called zucchini over there! I love making quiches and put in whatever I have available at the time. They always seem to come out well regardless. Diane

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  13. I love onions any way you cook them. This sounds so yummy. I haven't made a quiche in a very long time. I need to make one soon.

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  14. Your tart looks good - I like such food very much

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  15. Que receita maravilhosa e bem apresentada, tenho certeza que deve está deliciosa também. Um abraço, Marta.

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  16. Becca I also love onions they go into almost everything I cook! Take care Diane

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  17. Ola I am sure you would enjoy this it was very yummy. Diane

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  18. Marta. Obrigado pelo seu gentil comentário . Diane

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  19. I love onion tarts! Thanks for the lunch idea today!

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  20. What a lovely tart. I did have a chuckle when you apologized for using puff pastry. I'll wager the tart is delicious and quite fancy when made with the puff paste. I know your guests will enjoy this. It sounds delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  21. Roasaria hope you enjoyed it as much as I did:-) Diane

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  22. Mary it was a case of what I had in the house at the time to experiment, the puff was very good! Hopefully it will be as good when I make it tomorrow :-) Take care. Diane

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  23. Onion tart always hits the spot and yours is lovely, Diane!

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  24. It looks positively delicious ;-)

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  25. Thanks Faith I have to say I really enjoyed it. Diane

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  26. Joyful It was yummy, often when I just make things with what is available they work out better than I expect! Diane

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  27. I think it is a great idea to just use what is available in the house. I am sure your guests will enjoy this tart as much as you do. This tart looks delish and I am sure your house was filled with the powerful aroma of onion and garlic during the baking. I am sure the baked apple tip was super delicious and that's why you forgot about the camera. LOL!

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  28. I agree with so many of your other comments in that the tart looks delicious.
    I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks - hope your guests enjoy it!

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  29. It's amazing what you can do with what you have in stock and a little expertise in what to do with it !! Your tart looks delicious and is very similar to an actual recipe I have for onion tart in a French cookbook.
    Thanks for the tip about the baked apple - I shall try that.

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  30. What a perfect looking tart Diane! This really makes me want to make one too with onions! I'll follow your recipe and I'll use double cream for sure. I like it really soft and creamy. Cheers!!!

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  31. It is wonderful that you tart!
    I love onions too and I will make soon ...
    I thank you very much!
    Amities

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  32. Hi Diane, I am back and catching up on all these interesting posts you have written while I have been away. Love the cars,just the sort of event we would enjoy and your new header with the viburnum is great.

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  33. Quay Po Cooks. Only when I had finished eating the apple did I think about the camera LOL I hope the repeat quiche tomorrow is enjoyed. Diane

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  34. GaynorB, I also hope my guests will enjoy it I thought it was very yummy! Diane

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  35. I love onions and tarts so this one is screaming my name!

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  36. Jean the baked apple with the cherry jam was delicious. I hope that you enjoy. Diane

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  37. I like Onion Tart as well, and it is often something I fall back on when I am clueless as to what to have for lunch, or the cupboard is a bit on the empty side! Hope you had a good time with your friends.

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  38. michelangelo with your expertise I am sure that your onion tart will turn out better than mine. It was delicious though I must say. Diane

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  39. Magda if you love onions you will certainly like this recipe. Take care Diane

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  40. Lindy as you are catching up I am thinking of my visit to the UK next week. That picture of the viburnum came out exceptionally well, think the very blue sky had a lot to do with it. I would be happy with grey skies at the moment we need rain so badly. My neighbour has said they will water for me while I am away but I am still worried as I have a lot of quite young plants! Diane

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  41. Pam I love quiches and tarts also but I think this is the first time I have made just onion. I will certainly make it again. Diane

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  42. Vera the get together is tomorrow but I am sure we will have a good time. I had a busy evening now with a builder and my tiler here discussing a wall we want built which ended up in the kitchen with the bottle of pastis!! :-) Diane

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  43. Your tart looks delicious! I really enjoy baked apples, too, but have never tried one in the microwave.

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  44. Wow, I shouldn't have read this now as it has made me so hungry before going to bed! Hope all is well with you in wonderful France. :-)

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  45. Hi Diane. I'm going to make that onion tart. Will be a delicious winter meal with a salad. Yum.

    We (husb Geo and I)have changed our travel plans. Arrive in the Dordogne via Spain, San Sebastian on 21 June. Staying in Sarlat for 2 nights/3 days, hoping to visit Lasceaux Caves etc and generally drive around before heading south to Carcassone. We fly into Paris after touring Morocco on 1 July. Heading straight to Giverny and Monet's Garden (been there in winter so summer will be different!) Staying 2 nights in Le Roche Guyon (stayed there before and adored it) then we want to drive Normandy and maybe a little Brittany. Have 4 nights. Was thinking of the Rouen, Fleurie Coast (a little), stay at Honfleur 1 night. Normandy beaches, Bayeux, down to Mont St Michael. Someone has said we should see Caen. What do you think? Have we done the best with our time? It looks like we'll be too far south, then too far north to meet up. Would have been lovely!

    Would appreciate some local insider knowledge!

    Denise<3

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  46. I love these kinds of savoury tarts, this sounds delicious!

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  47. Marjie you must try baked apples in the microwave, just make sure they are firm apples though. They are delicious. Diane

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  48. Sorry Froggie, wish I could send some over to you. Take care Diane.

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  49. Hi Denise, I have sent you an email for what it is worth with not a lot of information!! Diane

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  50. Maria thanks for the visit, I am delighted that you found me as it now means I have found your lovely blog. I will be back to visit you many times. Take care Diane

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  51. I'm definitely going to make that Onion tart - sounds superbe!!

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  52. Dianne, I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. Yum yum. Diane

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  53. Oh wow... your savoury tart looks lovely. Usually we only get the sweet variety here but using onions and cheese to switch things up a little is a great idea.

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  54. Life for Beginners thank for your visit hope that you try the onion and cheese savoury tart it is delicious. Diane

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  55. Hi Diane, I certainly will do my best to do so! :)

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  56. Oh! It looks so tasty!
    Onion quiche, soup or tarts are one of my favourite dishes!!
    Cheers, Diane!

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  57. diane, this looks perfect and very nice golden crust. That baked apple sounds so simple that i think i must also try that soon!

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  58. Hi Diane, Dropped in to leave a note thanking you for yours a few days ago. Your savory quiche looks great, and has given me a post midnight hunger which I am trying to drown with a glass of mint tea. With regard to your baked apple I have to confess that I am partial to only one way - and that must include cinnamon, real maple sugar, and a dot of butter. Tomorrow Quaypo and I will be in the kitchen to make roasted eggplant salsa, a rhubarb galette,and roasted butternut in duck fat. All will be packed up for a communal dinner at a friend's home. I am sure the food will not escape until ample photos are made by Quaypo.Cheers!

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  59. Fantastic post. I'm just like Pinoccio; I love eating onions :)

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  60. You made me feel starving now! :-)

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  61. Noushka I also love any kind of savoury tart or quiche. Have a great weekend Diane

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  62. Lena the baked apple was very yummy, so simple and quick. Enjoy. Diane

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  63. Simplifried hope the communal dinner went off without a hitch. I love butternut and that alone just makes my mouth water. I have just been watering my little plants in the garden so hope for lots of butternuts later in the year. Have a great weekend. Diane

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  64. Olga what is it about onions that are so good? I put them in everything I cook, love them. Diane

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  65. Sorry JM, you will just have to raid the fridge LOL Diane

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  66. Nothing beats a good quiche Diane. Yours looks delicious. Great idea for the apple too. I should remember to use my microwave more.
    Sam

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  67. That looks divine!! Wish I was living closer to you so I could bum a free lunch every now and again!

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  68. Sam I also do not use my microwave that often but for this it worked like a dream. Diane

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  69. Liesl if only you know how much I wished you lived closer as well. I would love to see your place and all the animals, wild and domesticated. I think we could chat for hours! Diane

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  70. This sounds like a lovely tart Diane! I'm sure your guests loved it! =)

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  71. Peggy it was good and enjoyed by all. Have a good weekend. Diane

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  72. Une quiche délicieuse. j'aime beaucoup.
    Bon week-end et à bientôt.

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  73. I know you say "award free blog", but I think you deserve award. Your blog is awesome, love the food and the pictures.

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  74. This one looks really appetizing. Fantastic recipe and I am sure your guest were happy.

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  75. Diane this sounds wonderful, I think I could smell the goodness from here! I have always wanted to make an onion tart, and this one is getting bookmarked! Your looks the best I've seen. I like making quiches and usually stick with tomato and spinach or chard, sometimes add mushrooms, so I'm excited to try this one!

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  76. Oh my goodness, just by the look at it makes me hungry. Looks delicious Diane.

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  77. Nadji, Merci pour le commentaire
    Bon week-end et à bientôt. Diane

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  78. Christine's Pantry, thanks so much for the very kind comments, they are appreciated. Diane

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  79. Sailor it was yummy and the guests stayed very late so I guess they had a good time despite the fact that they were all French and my French is rubbish :-) Diane

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  80. Lyndsey I have never made onion before which is why I though I had better have a trial run. It went down very well. Diane

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  81. chubskulit sorry to make you hungry LOL Diane

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  82. Vos invités ont dû apprécier! Bravo
    La pomme à la confiture c'est délicieux!!(avec du miel aussi)! Bonne continuation Diane!

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  83. Lucie merci, je vais tenter de miel, bonne idée. Avoir un bon week-end. Diane

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  84. Diane, I was feeling very well for the past few days. But you've just tempted me to make this pie. Oooo... how I wish I can have a slice right now! Enjoy your day, dear.
    Regards, Kristy

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  85. Hi Diane your baking looks so yummy, like many of the others I love onions (and garlic!). I am sure your guests will enjoy your cooking. Aren't appertifs just the most fun!

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  86. My Little Space, if only i could send yuou a slice I would :-) Diane

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  87. Dolly we are both onion and garlic fans, yum yum. Diane

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