Goat’s cheese, apple and onion tart is a easy to make savoury tart with a touch of sweetness from the apple. Perfect for lunch with salad.
Do you ever find that you have bought far too much fruit? It then sits in the fruit bowl, looking at you, waiting to be eaten. You know if you don’t eat the fruit it will go off but you just don’t feel in the mood for it.
Normally when I buy apples they disappear quickly, the family enjoy eating them. This week I had four apples that were just sitting there. They were starting to look a little wrinkled and I knew I needed to use them up.
My freezer is also a source of things that need using up. I like to make extra when I make stews and soups and freeze half. Unfortunately I end up with a lot of unidentified frozen objects sitting in my freezer. It can make for interesting meals when you defrost something and find it is not what you were looking for.
When I looked in at the weekend I found I had three blocks of frozen pastry. The obvious thing to do would have been to make apple pie or perhaps the historical recipe Pippin Pie which is delicious. I decided I was going to make something a little bit more savoury and Goat’s cheese, apple and onion tart was created.
I love goat’s cheese, it has a lovely creamy taste which works well in lots of dishes. You may remember I was sent a parcel of goat products from St Helens Farm a while ago which I used to make goat’s cheese, garlic and spring onion stuffed mushrooms. I used some of the St Helens Farm goats cheese in this recipe. The hard cheese was easy to grate over the top of the pastry. I caramelised the onions using a little balsamic vinegar and used them for the base of the tart. The onions contrasted well with the sweetness of the apples and the creamy taste of the cheese. I also added a little chutney into the tart which added hints of savoury. This got rid of the inch of chutney I had at a bottom of a jar in my fridge.
The tart is a great way of using up left-over cheese and chutney as well as any apples that are past the best. It could easily be served as a starter or cut into small slices and served as an appetiser at a party. You could even use it cut into slices in packed lunch boxes or take it as part of a picnic, when the weather warms up.
Linking up with the Kitchen Clearout linky on Madhouse Family Reviews as I managed to get rid of lots of leftovers.