Bastille Day is the celebration of independence of the French people and a rejection of the coo of the monarchy. The people were determined to have freedom from feudalism and release the dissidents imprisoned by the monarchy.
This tart is so satisfying and you’ll be surprised at the touch of sweetness with the onions along with the slight tanginess of the goat cheese. Makes a great lunch or light dinner with a salad. I hope you’ll make this Goat Cheese Caramelized Onion Tart . Enjoy with a crisp, cool glass of Frey organic, biodynamic wine for a real summer treat.
A perfect sweet dessert on Bastille Day or any time is this quick clafoutis HERE.
INGREDIENTS for Goat Cheese Caramelized Onion Tart
3 onions sliced thinly
Pinch of thyme
pinch of salt and pepper
1 stick cold butter
1 cup flour plus pinch of salt
1/4 cup ice water
4 oz softened goat cheese
8 oz softened block of cream cheese
2 eggs plus one egg
Thinly slice onions.
Place in a dry saucepan with thyme and bay leaf, pinch salt and pepper
Cover on low for at least an hour until translucent and starting to caramelize
Put flour with pinch of salt in processor, but for a couple seconds
Add cold butter, cut up into small-ish pieces
Pulse 10-12 times
Turn on and add ice water, dough should form a ball
Press into a nine inch springform pan
Bake pastry (placed on a sheet pan) for about 10 minutes to set
While baking, place goat cheese, cream cheese and two eggs in processor
Take out pastry from oven, let cool for a couple of minutes
With a slotted spoon, scoop onions out of sauce pan (discard bay leaf) and place in tart shell
Pour cheese filling over it
Whip last egg and gently brush soft top with some of the egg for browning
Bake 15-22 minutes until lightly browned on top
Let cool for a few minutes and open the springform sides of pan, slice and serve! If you like that, try our quiche HERE .