Onion and Cheese Tart

I love the simplicity of this tart and for the most part, the ingredients are always in my cupboard or fridge, and it’s especially nice when clearing out for moving plus it is super yummy.  It’s a great recipe for when a couple of friends are coming over for lunch – paired with a crisp green salad or baguette, you have the recipe for a perfect afternoon.

Onion and Cheese Tart



270ml flour sifted
2.5ml salt
10ml baking powder
5ml sugar
35ml butter
125ml milk


500g onions chopped
45ml butter
1ml salt
1ml pepper
125ml thick cream
1 egg
375ml cheddar cheese finely grated



  1. Mix the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar together.
  2. Rub in the butter until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the milk and cut it into the flour mixture to form a soft dough.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour then roll out and use it to line a greased 24cm pie dish.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C.
  2. Simmer the onions in the butter and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cool and spread over the pastry.
  4. Beat the cream and egg together and pour over the onions.
  5. Sprinkle the cheese over the top.

Dot extra butter on top and bake for approximately 25 minutes until set.


44 thoughts on “Onion and Cheese Tart

    • Thanks Tandy – yip all empty. All that’s left in the fridge is some milk for my ever needed tea, a couple of beers and tonic water and a lemon for my Gin this evening at friends for our last dinns. 🙂

  1. Beautiful – simplicity at its best! I absolutely love the fact that you haven’t used butter for make the pastry…that makes it possible to enjoy this lovely goldenish – brown creation without any guilt. Thank you


  2. Just printed the recipe and noticed it does have 35 ml of butter…very little – so, am still very pleased to have found this recipe…thanks again

  3. HI , I just came across your site and absolutely love your food and recipes!
    This looks amazing and can’t wait to try the tart with cheese and onions.
    Mmm! I will be following you ,,,thanks 🙂

  4. I love the simplicity of this as well, it sounds amazing! But really, how can you go wrong with onion and cheese? Such a great combo. I’m sure you could experiment with other cheeses to alter the taste a bit too. 🙂

  5. Simple and delicious tarts are always such a great way to go when having some friends over. They always look so impressive and taste great, but didn’t take a ton of effort. Your onion tart looks divine!

  6. I love the ingredients you have combined here. The tart looks and sounds delicious.I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  7. How did I miss this one?! It didn’t show-up in my email. I love, love, love the combination of onions and cheese in a tart. It sounds so warm, tasty and perfect!

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