Just a little ole working gal, who loves food

Monday, April 25, 2011


I hope all you readers had a fantastic Easter weekend full of Lamb, Turkey and Ham. I however decided to go against the traditional Easter dinner train! That recipe will be posted tomorrow because my computer was being a pain in the you know what and wouldn't upload the photos of the wonderful feast I made!

In the meantime here is a super easy recipe if you want to impress your guests with something flavourful, tasty and pretty to look at!

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Tart

First, thinly slice 1 large or 2 medium size vidalia onions. In a sauce pan on medium high heat drizzle a little olive oil and add the onions.

Once the onion have been cooking for a few minutes and start to become a little translucent grab one of these...
And pour a little into the onion mixture...turn the heat down to medium low and saute, adding more beer every so often.
While the onions are caramelizing, grab a package of your favourite bacon. I prefer Maple glazed bacon myself.

Grab about 7-10 slices and roughly chop

Brown the bacon in a second sauce pan over medium high heat.

Set cooked bacon aside. Now back to those onions, by now they should be pretty caramelized and yummy. Add some chopped thyme and season with a little salt and pepper.

Now its time to get the Puff Pastry ready. I usually buy my puff pastry in the frozen foods aisle of my local grocery store. In the past I have purchase pre-rolled sheets of it...but this time they didn't have any of that. So the puff pastry that I bough came in a little square package that I had to roll out myself. Hence the ugly shape of the dough below

Whatever...it works. Make sure your pan is lightly greased and floured before setting the pastry on it. Next add those caramelized onions, then the bacon

Lastly, get yourself some creamy chevre.
Crumble the chevre over the bacon and onions. Sprinkle a little more fresh thyme on top as well
Now brush the outer edge of the puff pastry with egg wash and pop in the oven at 350F for about 25-30 minutes or until pastry is puffed up and slightly browned.

Now, normally i do have photos of the finished product..all fancified up on a plate...but as soon as this baby made it out of the oven, we sliced it up and started chowing down...totally forgot about the photo. Anywho...it was pretty tasty and my guests were not disappointed!

Hope you all had a great weekend!


  1. Your tart sounds wonderful!! I'll have to try frying my onions in beer the way you did. I've never done that before but I'll bet it's really good!! :)

    I'm not surprised everyone loved your tart. How could anyone not love it??

    We didn't do a traditional Easter dinner either. Both of us worked double shifts yesterday, came home exhausted, and had pizza and slushies last night for dinner. LOL! :)

  2. The Beer really does give it excellent flavour!!
    I will be posting the "easter dinner" tomorrow hopefully!