Onion & goat's cheese tarts

Onion & goat's cheese tarts

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
A great vegetarian snack, and only 5 ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


  • kcal482
  • fat34g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre2g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.44g
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  • 225g pack ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 batch Basic sticky onions



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 x 100g rounds goat's cheese, sliced
  • 4 thyme sprigs


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • olive oil, to drizzle
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

Basic sticky onions

  • 50g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 12 medium onion



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 tsp sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Cut the pastry into 4 rectangles and place on a baking sheet. Mark a border 1cm in from the edge of the pastry with a sharp knife. Spoon the onions into the middle, smooth then top with the cheese and thyme. Drizzle with oil and bake for 15-20 mins, until the cheese has melted and the pastry has risen and is golden brown.

  2. For the onions: Makes 600g, which is 3 batches. Prep time 5 mins, cook time 30 mins. Melt the butter in a large, deep frying pan and stir through the onions. Cover with a lid and cook gently for about 10 mins, until softened. Remove lid, add sugar, then cook 15-20 mins, stirring, until all of the liquid has evaporated and onions have turned golden. Divide into 3 batches to make the recipes, right. Will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 1 month.

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Comments (15)

Amanda Jones's picture

Slice the onions, obviously .. and let them cool before putting on the pastry!!

shinobidef's picture

Really tasty. I make this regularly as a quick snack with a rocket and beetroot salad. My boyfriend doesn't really like goats cheese but he enjoys this if it has a balsamic glaze over the top!

foodgloriousfoodglorious's picture

Served on a bed of quinoi salad with crumbled goats cheese, beetroot, cucumber, pomegranate and sweet pea shoots... bliss!

amaily's picture

These were great instead of onions i used tomato and chilli chutney (as my boyfriend wont eat onions!) and added some olives tasty x

kathryndonna's picture

Lovely! I added a dash of Balsamic vinegar to the onions to give them a little extra kick too.

minnakw's picture

Quick, easy and tasty. My kids loved this.

lulurose's picture

This is so simple and so tasty. I made it twice in quick sucession for suppers to use up pastry I had in the fridge. Everyone liked it. You can end up with a dry pastry edge but that didn't seem a problem as all the edges seemed to get eaten.

lambbarclay's picture

would this work if you added an egg to the onion? so it's like a quiche?

twigletshopping's picture

Sorry, just read the text not just the ingredients list :-)

twigletshopping's picture

Is it 1/2 a medium onion?

october84's picture

Very yummy went great with roasted veg.

shnushnu's picture

i keep making this when i fancy something with pastry- absolutely yummy! though last time i used a puff pastry recipie that i found somewhere and it was even more satisfying!

bertyc's picture

I have had this dish twice now!

Added some green pesto under the onions and put on a bed of dressed rocket (balsamic drizzle)

One word....... Delicious!

womble26's picture

This is just wonderful. I have made it for both starter and main course.

ljwarrington's picture

gorgeous - went down a treat with my friend's birthday meal. served as a main with a rocket salad. mmm!

Questions (1)

msutcliffe's picture

Do the finished tarts freeze well?

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