Sunday, September 4, 2011

Onion Tart

Oh how I love a good quiche, especially in the summer.  Actually, make that winter, spring and fall as well! Aside from a frittata, it occurred to me that I've never actually made a proper quiche. After a quick little stop by the local Bed and Bath store, I found a tart tin on sale, and decided to try a quiche once and for all. Naturally, I took a recipe and altered it to my preferences.  This time, I took an onion tart recipe from BBC's good food as it required very few ingredients, and used very few eggs.

Onion Tart


1 11 ounce box of pie crust mix (this is perfect for one 11 1/4 inch tart tin)
1 ounce of butter
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 lbs. onions sliced
2 eggs
8 ounces of non-fat evaporated milk
2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
4 sprigs fresh thyme
1/2 tsp. yellow mustard powder
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste


Step 1: Prepare pie crust as instructed on box. After spreading the dough onto a greased pan, cover in foil, spread a few dry beans on top, and bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-15 minutes
Step 2: Place a large skillet on medium low heat and place oil and butter in pan, then add onions and let cook until very light brown for about 30 minutes. Add thyme, salt, pepper and nutmeg while cooking.
Step 3: Beat eggs, milk,salt, pepper, and mustard together, then add parmesan
Step 4: Take out thyme from cooked onions, and add onions to egg and milk mixture and pour into crust
Step 5: Cook in 375 degree for 30 minutes until top is a nice light brown color (I recommend placing the tart pan on top of a baking sheet to prevent oven spillage)
Step 6: Eat this hot, warm or cold. It's great any way!

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