Easy Bacon and Caramelised Onion Tart; Flaky, warm pastry with sweet caramelised onion, perfectly cooked bacon and sprinkled with ricotta makes one easy, delicious tart.
Well, if you just scan through my homepage here, you can probably see where my mind has been at….
Did someone say sweets?!
Oh man, has my sweet tooth shown itself. .. I don’t know if it is the change in weather, that it is ALMOST the end of the school term (okay, just under a month to go) or if I should blame the school reports, but wow… that is almost all I could think of baking and cooking.
So after a much needed weekend away here….(and much needed indulgence)
I decided that before I have another weekend full of sweet food indulgence with my Mum and sister (neither help my cheesecake addiction!) that I should hit the savoury a little. In fact, now that is all I want. It is like my taste buds go in swings and round abouts … probably why I have no concept of moderation or balance 😉
So wish me luck in the remainder of my ‘good eating’ week before the onslaught of tastings begins (at least carrying the bags home could be counted as weight lifting…?!)
Do you have any family foodie traditions?
I’d love to hear about them!
Oh, and seriously… how good is the smell of bacon and onion cooking together?!
- 3 large purple onions - roughly sliced
- Olive oil for cooking
- 100 grams bacon - in large dices or strips
- ½ - 1 tablespoon brown sugar (optional but they won't be as sweet or caramelised)*
- 1- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar*
- 1 sheet of puff pastry
- Sprinkle of ricotta cheese or cheese of choice
- * this tart can be adapted for your own tastes, depending on how sweet you like your onions*
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius fan forced.
- Over a low heat put the onions in a heavy based pan and begin slow frying with the olive oil.
- Once the onions soften, add the bacon and continue cooking for about 10 minutes. Then add the balsamic vinegar and sugar if using. Cook until the onions are soft, the sugar is dissolved and the bacon is cooked, approximately another 5 - 10 minutes or until soft and sticky..
- Place a sheet of puff pastry on a lined baking tray and place the onion mix evenly in the center, leaving a small edge of pastry around the outside. If possible, you can fold the edges over slightly to form a lip.
- Sprinkle with cheese and cook for 10-15 mins or until the puff pastry is cooked