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Caramelized Onion, Beetroot & Feta Tart


This lovely spring tart started off as caramelized onion and feta tart until I discovered a few small beetroot in the fridge and thought it would make a nice combination. Adding a salty sharp feta cheese to balance the sweetness of the veg makes the perfect combination. I always make my own pastry but if you don’t have the time you can use ready made short crust. It’s perfect with salad or quartered as little pre dinner nibbles with drinks.

250g short crust Pastry
Olive oil
100g feta cheese
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tsp sugar
2 red onions
2 small beetroot
100ml cream
1 free range egg
Salt & pepper for seasoning
Handful fresh rosemary

Pre heat oven to 180C and butter and flour 8 small tart tins or one 24cm tart tin.
Roll pastry to fit tins, line the tins and allow to rest in the fridge 20 minutes while making the filling.
Slice the onions and either grate the beetroot or process into matchstick with a food processor.
Add a few tablespoons of olive oil to a frying pan over a medium heat.
Add the onions and beetroot to the frying pan and sauté until soft (approx 10 mins).
Add the balsamic vinegar and sugar and cook for a further 10 minutes stirring every few minutes and then cool.
Spread the onions and beetroot over the pastry case.
Whisk the egg and cream together and season with salt and pepper.
Gentle pour the egg mixture into the tart cases.
Crumble the feta over the top of the onions.
Bake for 35 minutes or until the egg mix if firm.
Sprinkle with some fresh rosemary and serve warm or chilled.

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. Feta & beetroot is such a lovely combo and your pastry looks really gorgeous, I’m going to check out the recipe now!

    October 30, 2011
  2. I make a chevre/caramelized onion pizza and sometimes savory tart but the beets will not only add color but lots of flavor, thanks for the idea!

    October 30, 2011
  3. What a stunner. I’d almost feel guilty eating something that pretty. Hmm, no I really wouldn’t!

    October 30, 2011
    • peasepudding #

      I took them to the All Blacks rugby final at friends and the boys didn’t hesitate with to eat them, I don’t think they even notice howcthey looked but they did say they tasted great

      November 2, 2011
  4. That is so good looking, love the colours and flavours on that tart.

    October 31, 2011

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