Onion & goat's cheese tarts

Onion & goat's cheese tarts

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(19 ratings)

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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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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Che Guevaraa's picture
Che Guevaraa
30th May, 2020
This was lovely.... I made one for lunch and am looking forward to having another tomorrow. So simple and very tasty. Only tip is keep an eye on the pastry because 15 minutes was long enough. I think 20 mins would lead to burned edges.
20th Nov, 2017
How thin do you roll out the pastry
Amanda Jones
20th May, 2015
Slice the onions, obviously .. and let them cool before putting on the pastry!!
8th May, 2015
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!
11th Feb, 2014
Served on a bed of quinoi salad with crumbled goats cheese, beetroot, cucumber, pomegranate and sweet pea shoots... bliss!
2nd Oct, 2013
These were great instead of onions i used tomato and chilli chutney (as my boyfriend wont eat onions!) and added some olives tasty x
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26th Sep, 2013
Lovely! I added a dash of Balsamic vinegar to the onions to give them a little extra kick too.
16th May, 2013
Quick, easy and tasty. My kids loved this.
4th Apr, 2013
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.
11th Apr, 2011
would this work if you added an egg to the onion? so it's like a quiche?


2nd Jan, 2014
Do the finished tarts freeze well?
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