Jean's Summer Onion Tart


Prep time: 
60 minutes


This is a great dish to share with friends, bring to a summer picnic or share with family at home.


  • 900g onions
  • 5g butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 250g plain flour
  • 125g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g milk or cream
  • 75g grated gruyere cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • pinch of nutmeg


  1. Cover onion and cook on a low heat for an hour till really soft a sweet. Stir in 1 tbs flour and cook for a further 3 mins and leave to cool.
  2. Mix salt into flour, rub in butter, add enough cold water to bind. Chill for 30 mins.
  3. Line a shallow 25cm or deep 22cm pie dish with the pastry and bake blind at 200c till just coloured.
  4. Beat egg cream and seasoning together, mix in onion and half of the cheese
  5. Pour into pastry case and sprinkle remaining cheese on top
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 mins at 180c till firm and golden


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