Goat's cheese and caramelised onion tarts

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goats cheese tart
goats cheese tart
  • Serves: 6

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Essentials recipe An easy starter from Essentials magazine - onion tarts with gooey goat's cheese. A doddle to assemble, but it tastes like you've slaved over it! Everyone will love it especially the vegetarians


  • 3 large red onions, sliced
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • few thyme sprigs
  • 6tbsp caramelised onion marmalade
  • 1tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 6 x small bought pastry cases or ready rolled shortcrust pastry
  • 2x100g goats’ cheese, each sliced into 3
  • Baby leaf salad, to serve


  1. Heat the oven to Mark 6/200°C. Fry the onion in the oil with half the thyme and cook gently for 15 mins until soft. Stir in the onion marmalade and vinegar; heat through for 2 mins.
  2. Divide the mixture between the pastry cases, top with a slice of goat's cheese and sprinkle with remaining thyme. Bake for 10 mins until bubbling.


Add oven-dried tomatoes

- 900g cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2tsp caster sugar
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme

Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/gas 7. Oil a large roasting tin and put the tomatoes in it, cut side up. Season well and sprinkle over the sugar. Roast for 10 mins, then reduce the oven to 150C/300F/gas2. Continue roasting for 1 hr. scatter with the thyme for the final 20 mins. Put to one side until needed.

Make your own onion marmalade:

- 40g butter
- 2tbsp olive oil
- 5 red onions, sliced
- 3tbsp redcurrant jelly

Heat the butter and oil in a large pan, add the onions and stir well until coated. Cover with a tight fitting lid, reduce the heat and cook gently for 20 mins, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid and cook for another 10 mins until soft and caramelised. Season well and stir in the redcurrant jelly.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 588(kcal)
  • Fat 36.0g
  • Saturates 14.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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