Caramelised Onion and Goat’s Cheese Tart

Fancy making a vegetarian starter for a dinner party? This recipe is a winner. It uses simple ingredients and takes no effort to make, yet creates quite an impact when served.

Pastry, caramelised onions and goats cheese. What a combination. The sweetness of the onions matched with the savoury goats cheese is absolutely delicious. It’s a great starter to serve at a dinner party and your friends will think you have gone to great trouble!

I adapted a few recipes that I found online and made my own version. I used a Yorkshire pudding tin to make these tarts in, but you can use any tin you have.

Here’s what I did:

Makes 4 tarts


  • ready made short crust pastry block
  • 2 large red onions
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 125g soft goats cheese
  • 1 egg


  • Roll out the ready made pastry to approximately half a cm in depth and using a large cookie cutter, cut out round disks. Place these disks in a buttered Yorkshire pudding tin, prick the base with a fork and bake for 10 minutes at 180 degrees C.
  • Thinly slice the onions and gently fry in a pan until soft and golden. Add a tsp of brown sugar and the balsamic vinegar to sweeten. Leave to cool.
  • In a bowl, mix the soft goats cheese and egg together to make the filling.
  • When the pastry is part baked, add a spoonful of the caramelised onion at the base of the tart. Then top with a couple of spoonfuls of the goats cheese mixture and place back in the oven for a further 7 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve with extra balsamic vinegar, rosemary, crushed walnuts and salad. Enjoy!

Give it a try!

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