Gruyere & Onion Tart

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A simple home-made gruyere cheese and onion tart using ready-made shortcrust pastry. Served with a mixed leaf salad.


  • 190g of Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 200ml of double cream
  • 2 large onions (approx 210g each), sliced
  • 500g of ready to roll shortcrust pastry
  • 140g of mixed salad leaves
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 75ml of vegetable oil (5 tbsp)
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 30g margarine/butter (2 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • Serves: 8
  • Course: Starter
  • Preparation time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 45 mins
  • Oven temp: 200c
  • Price per person: £0.85
  • Store cupboard: Basic
  • Calories per serving: 826
  • 5-a-day per serving: 0.6
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  1. Preheat the oven. Heat the margarine/butter and 2 tbsp vegetable oil in a frying pan and cook the onions over a medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes, or until caramelised.
  2. Meanwhile, on a floured work surface, roll out the pastry until it is 3mm thick and use to line a 28cm (11 inch) tart tin. Rest in the fridge for 5 minutes, then trim the excess pastry around the edge.
  3. To make the filling, beat together the eggs and cream and mix in the cheese, mixed herbs and a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Once the onions are caramelised, spoon them evenly over the pastry base and pour on the egg and cream mixture. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until golden and set. Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  5. To make the salad dressing, mix 3 tbsp oil with the vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Toss the salad leaves with the dressing and serve alongside the tart.

Cook's tips

You will need a 28 cm (11 inch) tart tin for this recipe

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