Caramelized Onion Tart Recipe
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Caramelized Onion Tart Recipe

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I've been delighted with the Georgia-grown Vidalia onions ever since I moved here more than 35 years ago. Paired with basil and goat cheese, this appetizer pizza is always well received.—Carol Jordan, Lawrenceville, Georgia
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min. + standing
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min. + standing
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 pounds sweet onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 cup minced fresh basil

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 325 calories, 24g fat (14g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 434mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut top off of garlic bulb. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil. Wrap bulb in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until softened.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook onions and vinegar in remaining oil over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until onions are golden brown, stirring frequently. Set aside.
  3. Cool the garlic for 10-15 minutes. Squeeze softened garlic into a food processor; add the flour, butter and salt. Cover and process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 11-in. fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  4. In a food processor, combine the goat cheese, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper; cover and process until blended. Sprinkle 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese into crust; top with basil. Spread goat cheese mixture into crust.
  5. Arrange onions over top; sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until set. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Caramelized Onion Tart in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2009, p145

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed May. 2, 2011

"Although I gave this a low rating, it has promise. I felt the goat cheese overpowered the wonderful flavors of the carmelized onions, garlic-y crust and herbs used. I might try 1/2 lowfat cream cheese with the goat cheese to tone it down and let the other flavors come out a bit more and cut the incredible richness of this dish."

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