Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tart

Sweet onions, tangy goat cheese and a light egg custard filling make an elegant tart perfect for a light lunch or appetizer. Serve warm or room temperature.

Yield: 8 slices


  • 1 store-bought pie dough, (single crust)
  • 3-4 cups thinly sliced onion, (halved and cut into vertical strips)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, or 1 tablespoon fresh, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 ounces (3/4 cup) crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Roll dough to a 12-inch circle. Press into a 10-inch tart pan with removable sides, folding dough in a double layer around edge. Prick bottom and sides of dough. Bake 10-12 minutes until lightly browned, pricking any air bubbles to release steam. Cool. (See note). Reduce oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large skillet cook onions with butter and thyme over medium-low heat until very soft and browned, about 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
  3. Whisk eggs and flour until smooth. Stir in milk, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Place tart on a baking sheet (to catch any spills). Spread onions and goat cheese evenly on crust. Pour egg mixture over. Arrange tomato slices on top.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes or until custard is set and top is very lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove pan rim and cut into wedges to serve.

Note: Can omit pre-baking crust if desired. Bottom crust will be softer.