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Caramelised Red Onion, Feta and Bacon tart

Caramelised Red Onion, Feta and Bacon Tart

Don't you just love a good tart? I certainly do and always make sure I've got some sheets of puff pastry stashed away in my freezer to quickly satisfy any tart cravings that may occur.

Part of the reason I love tarts is that they are a great vehicle for using up odds and ends. I know I told you last week that Frittata's were the mother of leftover vehicles...but tarts come pretty close too.

So, the tart in question involved slowly caramelising some sliced red onions in balsamic vinegar and brown sugar until sticky and syrupy, my house smelt amazing. Then all was required was some assembly work....unrolling out the puff pastry sheet, spreading over the onions and bacon and crumbling over the feta. So simple but so so tasty. Sun dried tomatoes and goats cheese would work well as an alternative, as would olives and grated cheddar. What are your favourite tart toppings?

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Caramelised Red Onion, Feta and Bacon Tart
Serve with a green salad
  • 395g sheet of ready rolled Puff Pastry
  • 2 Red Onions, sliced
  • 2 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • 1 TBSP fresh Thyme leaves
  • 3 Smoked Bacon rashers, chopped
  • 200g Feta, crumbled
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 220c/200fan.Step 2: In a pan fry the onion with a little oil until soft, turn up the heat and add the balsamic vinegar, sugar, thyme, salt, pepper and bacon, fry for 5 minutes and set aside to cool.Step 3: Unroll the pastry sheet and score a line 1cm in from the edge around the sides. Prick the base with a fork.Step 4: Spoon the cooled onion and bacon mixture over the base, keeping within the scored line, then top with the feta. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. I sprinkled over a few torn basil leaves at the end to add some colour.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4


  1. Thank you I saw this on your food list and was wondering if it was shop brought or not and I wanted to ask and then it appeared here. Question solved!

  2. No shop bought tarts here! This is so easy to make though and so tasty. I was chuffed with how well it turned out

  3. Oh yes, I Love tarts of all kinds, and that is a winner! Photos looking good too Beth!

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  5. That looks delicious, saw your post before having supper and it made me even more hungry!
    The tuna pasta salad you had on your food plan this week is it similar to your easy pasta salad?

  6. Looks delicious! I like to make something very similar, only as pizza!

  7. Looks delicious. I have to say I never make tarts but may have to try this one. I usually do combinations like this in either a fritatta or pizza.

  8. This is basically what we had on Christmas Day, missing out the bacon and adding in gravy, roast potatoes and lots of veg. It was lovely!

  9. Looks yummy and easy to make! I'll put it on my list and will give it a go soon!

  10. great recipe, similar to the courgette tart I made recently but caramelised onions and feta is a perfect combo!

  11. I love this combination and could eat the whole thing right now.

  12. Courgette tart sounds amazing yummychooeats

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  14. Hmm this look delicious, thanks for posting up this recipe, looks quite simple to make.



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