Friday, July 15, 2011

Honey-Roasted Onion Tart

We might have had some blue box blues last night.

No joke.

It's a good thing I have saved up some tasty recipes for you. Or you might be having some blue box blues with me. Which, by all means, you're more than welcome to do.

Or if you have a little bit of time on your hands, you can make this Honey-Roasted Onion Tart instead. Let me tell you, way better than some store-bought mac 'n' chee. Creamy, bacon-y, with nice sweet overtones coming in from the onions and honey. Yum. I would totally pick this any night over powdered-flavored pasta. Too bad my fridge is still empty.

Honey-Roasted Onion Tart

Adapted from: Bon Appetit, February 2011

1 sheet (1/2 17.3-ounce package) frozen pastry puff, thawed
3 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 large sweet yellow onions, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
Cooking spray
3/4 cup full fat sour cream
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the pastry puff to a 14x10-inch rectangle. Fold 1/2-inch of edges in towards the center to form a rim. Transfer pastry puff to prepared baking sheet. Press down on edges with the tines of a fork to seal the rim. Chill.

While pastry puff is chilling, warm a small skillet over medium heat. Cook bacon until browned and almost crispy. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve 1 tablespoon bacon drippings; discard rest.

In a large bowl, combine honey, wine, and bacon drippings. Add onions, tossing to coat. Line another large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Coat liberally with cooking spray. Spread onion mixture in an even layer across the bottom of the pan. Cook in oven for 30 minutes. Flip onions, separating rings, then bake for another 30-45 minutes, or until onions are caramelized. Remove from onion, and cool onions slightly.

Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, stir together sour cream, salt, black pepper, and nutmeg. Spread sour cream mixture evenly inside the rim of the pastry puff. Place onions on top of sour cream, then sprinkle with bacon. Bake tart until crust is light golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with thyme and serve.

Serves: 3

Despite the length of the recipe, this recipe is more about step-by-step measures rather than anything complicated. Just remember to line that baking sheet with foil before roasting those onions. I, of course, did not. And my pans, well, they barely survived the carbonized honey mixture that refuse to leave. (Let's just say that may not be my favorite way to caramelize onions...) But still. This tart is definitely worth it.

Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 656Calories from fat 352
% Daily Value
Total Fat 39.1g60%
Saturated Fat 10.5g53%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 1031mg43%
Total Carbs 61.1g20%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugars 24.0g
Protein 13.1g
Vitamin A 0%Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 2%Iron 17%


  1. This just looks so amazing! Wow!

  2. That looks fantastic! Onions, bacon and puff pastry; a sure winner! Definitely buzzed this one :-)

  3. Honey! That is a great idea to pump up that sweetness.
    I've made the blue-box more times than I'd care to admit. (I'll deny if you tell anyone.)

  4. Nice combination of ingredients here and I am sure that it rates beyond what the blue box can offer. Buzz

  5. This makes me miss onions even more {Homeslice has an intolerance to them when I've eaten then nurse him}. I foresee me making these in a year or so when we're done nursing, because I have been without onions far too long.

  6. This look really good what a great combination of ingredients.
    I have no idea if it would work or not but I seen mention of a slow caramelizing process for onions using a crockpot. I wanted to try it for making an onion marmalade. If I try I'll keep you updated

  7. I'm a big fan of caramelized onions so I am sure this is something I would really like. You added bacon, now I like it even more.

  8. This sounds amazing! You don't even know how much I wish that I could reach over and pick that off my screen...yummo!

  9. Anything with puff pastry and onions is a friend! Oh AND bacon. =)

  10. This looks awesome! Love bacon and puff pastry any day! Going to have to save this one for later!

  11. That looks so good, and it reminds me of an onion pie recipe that my stepdad makes that's just incredible. I love stuff like this (though I'd be making it with soy bacon). :)

  12. Oh my lordy! I have GOT to make this! The caramelized onions have got me drooling

  13. This tart sounds awesome! Would it be horrible to leave out the bacon?

  14. I love the onion and bacon combo! And it look so easy to make!

  15. That looks really great! I feel like this would be a fantastic thing to have at a luncheon

  16. Mmm, that sounds delicious! I love the honey on an otherwise savory tart. Omg, that sounds good :D

  17. Oh god this looks amazing. I began salivating the moment I saw it the other day. I know my man would never let me make this if he was home (onions=kryptonite or something weird like that) but wow... Just wow this looks amazing.



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