Savoury Onion Tarts

  • Downhome Magazine
  • Posted: Sep 24, 2010 7:26 PM
Fall is that wonderful time when we get to enjoy the freshness and goodness of the food we planted in spring. This autumn, try out chef Mark Hiscock's recipe for Savoury Onion Tarts.

Tart dough (enough for six 4-inch tarts):
2 cups all-purpose flour
9 tbsp chilled butter
2 eggs
3-4 tbsp cold water

Mix the flour and butter. Add eggs and water, and combine until mixture is doughy. Form dough into 6 equal-sized balls. Use the dough immediately or let it rest in the refrigerator for about 30 min. if it is too warm to work with. Flatten balls into disks, then roll them out on a lightly floured surface, creating 6 small circles of dough. Bake at 350°F for 15 min. or till tarts are lightly browned.

Topping:
3 large onions, sliced thinly
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp fresh thyme
Sour cream

Melt butter in a frying pan. Add onion and thyme; sauté on low heat. (To quicken the caramelization of the onion, add 1/2 cup of water.) Keep stirring until onions are soft and browned, not burnt. Remove from heat and add to tart, warm or cold. Top with sour cream.

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