Perl Las Blue and Red Onion Tart

8 November 2017 — Dinner, Lunch, Party

Cheese and Onion Tart


40g unsalted butter

4 red onions, peeled and thinly sliced

2tbsp golden caster sugar

1tbsp sherry vinegar

juice of 1/4 lemon

375g ready-rolled puff pastry

2tbsp milk

200g Perl Las Blue

Optional: 100g roughly chopped walnuts

Basil leaves, to garnish

How to make it

This Blue Cheese and Red Onion Tart has winning combination of sweet caramelisation, salty Perl Las Blue and nutty, crunchy walnuts, wrapped in buttery puff pastry.

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan) gas mark 4
  • Melt the butter in a pan
  • Add the onions and sugar, then cover and cook over a low heat for 20 mins stirring occasionally or until softened
  • Stir in the vinegar and lemon juice and cook uncovered for 5-10 mins
  • Take off the heat to let cool
  • Roll out the puff pastry to a rectangle approx 28 x 38cm
  • Fold over the sides to create an edge
  • brush the edge with milk
  • Bake the pastry for 15-20 mins until golden
  • When cooled, using a spatula push down the middle square of the pastry
  • Spread the onion mixture evenly over the centre square
  • Crumble the Perl Las Blue over the onion
  • Scatter the walnuts
  • Return to the oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the tart is warm
  • Serve the red onion tart with basil leaves scattered on top

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