Monday, May 5, 2014

Caramelized Onion Tart #BrunchWeek

Caramelized Onion Tart

Today I have the pleasure of participating in the second annual brunch week co-hosted by Terri of Love and Confections and Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen.  From May 5th to 11th, a group of 32 bloggers will celebrate the deliciousness of brunch and bring you their best from cocktails to dessert.  In addition, we have some amazing sponsors who have donated great prizes for a gigantic giveaway so please see below for more information.

Caramelized Onion Tart
So, once I agreed to join in on the brunch fun, I had to decide what to make.  The truth is that we don't brunch at home all that much.  Sunday tends to be brunch day around here and that usually involves going out, together or with friends.  An outdoor cafe on a spring day is my ideal but Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate and that is when we must brunch at home.

Caramelized Onion Tart
Although a quiche isn't a quick fix meal, the advantage of it is that it can be prepped or even made ahead.  Then all you need is a little side salad and brunch is served.  And, mostly likely, a few leftover lunches for the week as well.  Join me again on Wednesday and Friday as I post more of my brunch ideas and be sure to check out the entire menu from my fellow bloggers below.  Enjoy!


1 Cup all purpose flour
1 Stick unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1" pieces
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Cup ice water

2 Onions, peeled and sliced
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
4 Slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 Cup shredded Gruyere cheese
1 Cup whole milk
2 Eggs
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Teaspoon pepper

Caramelized Onion Tart
To make the crust, add the flour, salt and butter to the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times until the mixture resembles course crumbs.  Do not over mix.  With the machine running, add the ice water through the feed tube until a dough ball forms.  Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least one hour.  After the dough has chilled, roll it out on a well-floured surface into about a 10" circle. Drape over a 9" tart pan (preferably one with a removable bottom) and move your rolling pin across the fluted top to cut off the excess dough.

Add the onions and olive oil to a large skillet and cook on medium heat, stirring frequently, for about 20 minutes or until the onions are a light caramel color.  Remove from the heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.  Place the onions along with the bacon into the tart shell.

In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper and parsley.  Add about 3/4 of the cheese and pour over the onions and bacon.  Top with the remaining cheese and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 40 - 45 minutes or until the eggs are set.  Cool for about 15 minutes before removing from the pan and serving.  Makes approximately 8 servings.

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  1. What a spectacular tart, Anita! I'd be happy eating leftovers for lunch, too!

  2. Caramelized onions make me SUCH a happy girl!

  3. I signed up to bring a veggie galette for staff appreciation this week. I think I'll make this instead! Thanks for sharing with #BrunchWeek.

  4. Anita, I LOVE this!!! so beautiful and filled with everything I love!!!! Pinned and can't wait to make this. . hmmm. . maybe for mother's day!

  5. Anita, you out did yourself again. Those photos makes me want to lick my screen. I cant wait to make this!

  6. Caramelized onions....SO good! This tart looks amazing!

  7. Oh man, this is gorgeous!! Plus, it has caramelized onions = automatic win!

  8. This looks so flavorful! Very elegant recipe, I'll put this one on my "To Make" list!~

  9. Can you believe I've never made a tart? This might just have to be my first- gorgeous!

  10. This is gorgeous and exactly the kind of tart I adore.

  11. Oooooh Anita, for someone who doesn't often brunch, you nailed this. It's beautiful! That tart crust is perfect and I love that you filled your quiche with caramelized onions. I'm drooling!

  12. There is something wonderful about brunch out on a lazy weekend morning, isn't there? But this tart looks as good as anything you'd get at a restaurant. So pretty!

  13. My dad was JUST asking for my grocery list for Mother's Day (he buys the groceries, I cook brunch for my mom's side of the family). This tart is going on the list. LOVE THIS, Anita!

  14. I'm a huge fan of caramelized onions and love how you dedicated a whole tart to them.


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