Recipe For Onion Tart Tatin

A few weeks ago we were having friends over for dinner. It was at the same time that I was recipe testing in order to review James’s Desserts. I had some lovely Italian onions in my pantry that needed using up and I decided to make a tart tatin with them. This to me would be a great accompaniment to the roast chicken I was making. I like to be able to cook dinners during the week that are not too fussy as I don’t have much time for preparation beforehand. When entertaining I also want to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible as I want to be with my guests. A tatin for dessert has always worked for me in this regard, as it can be prepared ahead of time. And so, I knew for sure that a savoury tatin would be perfect as well. The onions come out sweet and soft and unctuous. The morning before I posted the review for James’s Desserts showing my onion tart tatin, Sam published a recipe for easy roasted onions with thyme. I was going to delay this post as Sam and I have some of the same readers, but she asked if I would please publish it so that she can link to it in her series on onion recipes. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did.

what would you serve your onions with?

Onion Tart Tatin
Onion Tart Tatin

Onion Tart Tatin
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 portion puff pastry cut to size – left in the fridge until you need it
  • 25g butter
  • 5mls olive oil
  • 5 sprigs thyme, picked
  • 7 Italian cipollini onions, peeled and trimmed, but don't cut the entire stalk section off
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • Balsamic vinegar for drizzling
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 150° Celsius
  2. Place the butter into an omelette pan and allow to melt
  3. Add the olive oil and the thyme
  4. Season the onions and place stalk side down into the pan
  5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes
  6. Remove and turn the onions over – you want the stalk side facing up and the cut side facing down
  7. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar
  8. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes
  9. Leave to cool before covering with the pastry
  10. You can leave this in the fridge until you are ready to bake it
  11. Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius
  12. Bake for 25 minutes
  13. Allow to cool slightly before turning over onto a serving plate

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46 thoughts on “Recipe For Onion Tart Tatin

  1. How did I ever miss this one? What a perfect holiday dish!

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    1. thanks Tammy!

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  2. Sounds and looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you Tok 🙂

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  4. MMMMMM8 I love this a lot! I would serve this with a lovely seasonal sald with a lovely thyme dressing! & home-made sourdough bread!

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    1. that sounds delicious Sophie 🙂

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  5. This looks so special and delicious. Where can one buy those Italian onions? They look quite small. Thanks for another divine recipe, Tandy. 🙂

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    1. They are from Woolworths AD, and thank you for the compliment 🙂

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  6. I love onions!

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    1. Me too, but Dave is not that keen!

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  7. this looks wonderful–i will have to try it soon–and it is all vegetarian

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    1. I should try and do more vegetarian meals Usha 🙂

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  8. I always think it’s serendipitous when bloggers cook/bake the same thing on the same day. I mean.. what are the chances with all the recipes in the world:) Yours looks fantastic, I agree, how wonderful it is to prepare ahead so you can enjoy your guests! xx

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    1. I sometimes see three or four bloggers post the same type of recipe in one day and it always amazes me at the synchronicity of it 🙂

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  9. This is so clever! I’ve not seen a savory tar tatin recipe before, but it makes great sense.

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    1. I want to make a fer more varieties!

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  10. What a great idea to make a savoury tart tatin. Looks gorgeous!

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    1. thank you Claire 🙂

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  11. I like fried onions, I usually shred it, but I like your version as well 🙂

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    1. Fried shredded onions are a firm favourite of mine 🙂

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  12. This recipe looks amazing!

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    1. thank you 🙂

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  13. Gorgeous and I think I’d serve this as a veggie main course with a lovely salad or some green beans 🙂

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    1. I think the green beans would compliment this dish perfectly 🙂

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  14. That is so beautiful. Green salad and walnut salsa!

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    1. I love the sound of that Tammy 🙂

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  15. This looks so good~ Have always wanted to make an Onion Tart, think I’ll try this recipe! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. Let me know what you think if you do!

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      1. Will do~Lynn

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        1. 🙂

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  16. Looks tasty!

    I was wondering the calories it has in it co’z I’m in a diet. Hope it won’t affect at all.

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    1. I never look at the calorie count 😉

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  17. Onions are one of those underrated vegetables, and yet when cooked correctly can really shine and be the star! This dish does exactly that, it looks delish!

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    1. Thank you Lisa 🙂

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  18. What a clever idea…I love baked onions.

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    1. Thank you Karen, me too!

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  19. Oh that’s so clever! I thought that you’d have to sweat the onions down but this is much easier 😀

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    1. It worked so well even Dave at some 😉

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  20. You had me at onion. Gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you 🙂

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  21. Wouldn’t have thought of using whole onions. I love anything with onions.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. Me too Mandy, but Dave is not mad about them 🙂

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  22. That tart look so yummy.

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂

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