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Caramelized Onion Tart

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min. + standing


16 servings

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


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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