Vegetarian Creamed Onion Tart

Southern Living

"This recipe makes classic creamed onions seem inventive and stylish. A generous wedge is an appealing side dish, but it'll make a nice first course, if paired with a salad. The tart tastes great served warm or at room temperature." --Sheri Castle, author of The Southern Living Community Cookbook

Makes 8 servings


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1/2 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 pounds onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup crème fraîche
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
3 large eggs, lightly beaten


Hands-on: 35 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Fit piecrust into a 9-inch tart pan lightly coated with cooking spray. Bake crust 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.

2. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until butter is melted; add onions and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring often, 5 minutes. Cover and cook about 10 more minutes or until onions are soft and lightly browned. Uncover and cook, stirring often, 2 to 3 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Remove skillet from heat, and cool completely.

3. Whisk together crème fraîche and next 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in onions. Spread mixture in prepared crust.

4. Bake at 400° for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and set. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes before slicing.

Created date

September 2014