Evita's onion tart

A simple meal that only requires 9 ingredients.
Evita Bezuidenhout

Recipe from: 03 September 2012
Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 40 min


  • 400
    packet puff pastry
  • 2
  • 2
    large onions - sliced
  • 3
  • 150
  • 150
    fresh cream
  • 1
    cake flour
  • freshly grated nutmeg
Servings: Change Serving


Preheat the oven to 230°C and butter an ovenproof tart dish. Press the pastry into the dish and bake blind for 10 minutes. Allow to cool before filling. Turn down the oven to 170 °C.

Heat the oil in a frying pan and sauté the onions over low heat until soft and translucent. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

In a bowl, beat together the eggs, milk and cream, then whisk in the flour. Add the cooled onions and mix. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.

Pour the mixture into the cooled pastry shell and bake for 30–40 minutes, or until the filling is set.

Variation: To this basic tart you can add anchovies, black olives, thyme or diced cooked streaky bacon.

Recipe from Evita’s Bossie Sikelela by Evita Bezuidenhout, published by Umuzi, an imprint of Random House Struik.

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