Sticky caramelised onion and brie tart

This caramelised onion and brie tart recipe creates a simply delicious vegetarian meal. Enjoy this cheesy tart with a simple green salad for a winning lunch or dinner the whole family will love

By Jennene Plummer
  • 20 mins preparation
  • 55 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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  • 2 sheets shortcrust pastry
  • 20 gram butter
  • 2 white onions, 1 sliced, 1 cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves, plus sprigs to serve
  • 125 gram brie, sliced
  • dressed green salad to serve


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease an 11cm x 34cm loose-based flan pan.
  • 2
    Line pan with pastry sheets, trimming to fit and pressing to seal. Chill.
  • 3
    In a medium frying pan, melt butter on medium. Add sliced white onion and cook, stirring, for 4-5 minutes until softened. Reduce heat to low and cook for a further 10 minutes until golden. Stir in sugar and vinegar. Increase heat to high and cook, stirring, until sticky. Set aside to cool.
  • 4
    In a medium bowl, toss red onion and remaining white onion with olive oil and garlic. Set aside.
  • 5
    Spread caramelised onion over pastry. In a jug, whisk eggs, cream and thyme together. Season. Pour into pastry case. Top with onion wedges. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • 6
    Arrange cheese on top and return to oven until cheese melts. Scatter with extra thyme. Serve with salad.