Foodie Friday – Baby Caramelised Onion Tartes Tatin

Foodie Friday – Baby Caramelised Onion Tartes Tatin

These tasty little morsels would make a perfect walking starter or canapé option for dinner parties! Just looking at them makes us hungry…

Onion Tarts Recipe 2

We all know how delicious traditional apple tartes tatin is, so why not create a mini savoury version using onions, which contain natural sugars that caramelise as beautifully as apples.


Makes 20

  • 80 ml olive oil
  • 3 onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 thyme sprigs, plus extra leaves for garnish
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 50 g grated cheddar cheese

For the dough

  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 100 ml milk
  • 40 g butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 egg
  1. Place the oil, onion and thyme in a frying pan over low heat and cook, stirring regularly, for 20–30 minutes or until softened and caramelised. Discard the thyme sprigs. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease two 12-hole mini-muffin tins.
  3. Meanwhile, for the dough, sift the flour and salt into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Whisk the milk, butter, mustard and egg together in a separate bowl. Add to the dry ingredients and mix with a fork until the dough just comes together. Knead briefly on a floured work surface until smooth. Roll out to 1 cm thick and, using a 2.5 cm round cutter, cut into 20 circles.
  4. Place a spoonful of onion in the base of each mini-muffin hole, sprinkle with some cheese and top with a circle of dough. Bake for 10–15 minutes or until golden. Leave in tins for 3–4 minutes. To remove the tartes, cover each tray with a large plate and invert the tartes onto the plate. Garnish with the extra thyme leaves.

Extracts taken from Cooked: Food for Friends by Hardie Grant (Hardie Grant £12.99 RRP)

This recipe – Bitesize: Tartlets, Quichettes and Cute Things – Photography by Marina Oliphant


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