Sun-Dried Tomato and Onion Tart
For this months baking challenge Swathi put forward the suggestion to makes PIES. I love pies and tarts and was so excited with the theme.There were four recipes to select from~ two sweet pies and two savory tarts. I wanted to try savory tarts for some time. So I choose the Sun-dried tomato and onion tarts suggested by Samantha. Tamy suggested a beautiful recipe of an up-side down pie. I wanted to try that one too but was short of time. So will try that some other time. This recipe suggested by Samantha was quick and easy. I reduced the recipe into half and made only with one pastry sheet.It has layers of flavors which blend well with the cheese. The cheesy center with caramelized onions and sun-dried tomatoes together with a crispy and buttery crust tastes wonderful.Thanks Samantha for suggesting this recipe.
Thawed puff pastry- 1 sheet
Olive oil- 1 tbs
Sliced shallots/onions- 1 cup
sprigs thyme-3 springs
Dijon mustard- 3/4 tsp
Heavy cream- 1tsp
Grated Gruyère- 1/2 cup
Sun-dried tomatoes, roughly chopped- 3 tbs
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place puff pastry sheet on on a baking tray.
Prick surface with a fork, leaving a ½-inch border untouched. Bake until pastry bottom is lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.
Meanwhile thinly slice onions. Set a large saute pan over medium heat. Swirl in oil and add onions,thyme and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions turn golden and sweet, about 15minutes. Season with salt.
In a small bowl, mix mustard with cream. Once pastry is slightly cool, return it to baking tray and spread mustard-cream sauce over top, leaving ½-inch border untouched. Scatter half of cheese over sauce and top with onions. Add remaining cheese and tomatoes over top.
Return tray to oven and bake until cheese melts and browns in spots, about 15 minutes.
Hope you will all enjoy!