Alsatian Onion Tart
photo by Cookin-jo
- Ready In:
- 1hr 30mins
- 9 ounces flour
- 4 ounces unsalted butter, cut into cubes
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 pinch salt (generous)
- 3 -4 tablespoons ice cold water
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lb onion, chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 1⁄2 teaspoon thyme
- salt and pepper
- 5 ounces alsatian wine
- 2 eggs
- 7 ounces single cream (light)
- Sift the flour into a large bowl then rub in the butter with your (clean) fingers until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Mix the egg yolks with the salt and 3 tablespoons water. Stir into the flour, using a knife, to make a soft and smooth (but not sticky) dough. Add the extra tablespoon of water if the mixture is too dry.
- Pat the dough into a ball, wrap up in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 220C/425°F.
- Roll out the pastry on a floured surface and use to line a 10-inch tart pan.
- Prick the pastry all over with a fork and bake blind for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
- Lower the temperature of the oven to 190C/375F and place a baking sheet in the oven to heat.
- Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add the onions, bay leaf, thyme, salt and pepper. Cover and cook gently until the onions are soft and transparent, stirring occasionally.
- Add the wine and simmer, uncovered, until all the liquid has evaporated.
- Remove the bay leaf and taste for seasoning.
- Whisk the eggs and cream together.
- Spread the onions into the pastry crust and pour in the egg mixture.
- Place on the hot baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
- May be served hot or room temperature.
Excellent!!! Just a few tweaks and this would have five stars. I used a pre-made crust that I rolled out into my tart pan. I only used one large onion but it still seemed like to much...will decrease to 3/4 next time. i didn't have the Alsatian wine, just used a white table wine and the flavor was very good. Needs just a little "kick" of something else so i am going to add a touch of chopped bacon or pancetta the next time around. thanks!
Excellent! The flavours of the onions, wine and thyme are perfect together, and perfectly balanced. Not only does this tart taste great, it looks great as well. I used my own pie pastry and a dry white wine from Alsace, and a combination of red and yellow onions. I cut the olive oil by half. I made mini tarts as appetizers instead of one large tart. Very impressive. Thank you for posting this, CulinaryQueen.
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