Goat’s Cheese, Apple and Onion Tart

January 25, 2016

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.

Goat's cheese, apple and onion tart

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.

Goats cheese, apple and onion tart

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.

Goat’s Cheese, Apple and Onion Tart

Goat's Cheese, Apple and Onion Tart

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 320g pack puff pastry
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 2 eating apples
  • Goat’s cheese
  • 100g chutney

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200C, Gas Mark 6
  • Roll out the pastry and place on a baking sheet covered with baking parchment.
  • Score the pastry with a criss cross pattern
  • Bake for 15 minutes
  • Peel and chop the onions
  • Heat the oil in a pan and cook the onions for 10-15 minutes until soft and beginning to caramelise.
  • Add the vinegar and mustard and simmer for a minute. Set aside
  • Slice the apple across the middle into circles, removing any seeds
  • Push down the middle of the pastry and spread the onion mixture on top
  • Add the apples, dollops of chutney and grate the cheese over the top
  • Place back in the oven for 25 minutes until the apple is soft and the cheese bubbling.
  • Serve warm or cold

Linking up with the Kitchen Clearout linky on Madhouse Family Reviews as I managed to get rid of lots of leftovers.

kitchen clearout

8 responses to “Goat’s Cheese, Apple and Onion Tart”

  1. This sounds utterly delicious and fantastic for using up odds and ends 🙂 #KitchenClearout

  2. CakePants says:

    This looks so lovely and sophisticated, I never would have guessed that you were cleaning out the fridge/freezer! So creative! And I’ve definitely experienced the surprise of defrosting something other than what I thought it was…

  3. Galina V says:

    Wonderful combination of flavours! Made me all hungry. I’d love to try a big slice.

  4. Sarah James says:

    Great recipe Alison, it looks delicious. I love the idea of using apple with the goats cheese.

  5. Nicola says:

    I love goats cheese too, this sounds so yummy. Such a creative way of using up bits and pieces. #recipeoftheweek

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