Recipe by JustJanS
A nice easy tart, suitable for a light lunch.
Top Review by French Tart
I am SOOOO surprised that this has only been made ONCE before in 8 years! This is JUST the kind of food I love............simple ingredients that are allowed to shine individually, we BOTH loved this Jan. I made a FEW small changes, to allow for less fat, even though it is good fat, I used spray olive oil in between the filo layers and also used 15% reduced fat liquid creme fraiche. Other than that, this was made as posted and was just brilliant. We ate this as part of a meze style lunch with dips and salads, and still have half left for tomorrow. Made for Make my Recipe in the Oz/Kiwi forum and the Under Cover event in the Photo's Forum, and a keeper for me thanks Jan! Karen :-)
- 40 ml olive oil
- 30 g butter
- 3 red onions, peeled, halved, thinly sliced
- 60 ml red wine vinegar
- 60 g brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 375 ml heavy cream
- 1 pinch salt
- 4 sheets phyllo pastry
- 60 g toasted pine nuts
Directions See How It's Made
- Lightly brush a 19cm slab pan with a little of the olive oil.
- Preheat your oven to 180°C.
- Melt the butter in a frying pan over a medium to high heat.
- Add the onions and cook stirring for 10 minutes or until soft.
- Add the vinegar and sugar and stir to combine.
- Cook stirring occasionally for 8-10 minutes or until the liquid evaporates, and onions caramelise.
- Set aside to cool slightly for about 5 minutes.
- Whisk together the eggs, cream and the salt.
- Place the phyllo pastry on a clean surface, and-working very quickly- brush each sheet with a little olive oil and fold in half crossways.
- Place phyllo crossways in pan to line base and 2 opposite sides.
- Repeat with the remaining 3 sheets until all of the base and sides are covered.
- Spread onions over pastry, then the cream mixture, then sprinkle with the nuts.
- Bake the tart, covered with foil in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then uncover and bake for a further 15 minutes or until set.
- Leave to cool for 10 minutes in the pan before cutting into 4 pieces to serve.
- Serve with a salad of green leaves.