Jean Allsopp
Makes 6 appetizer servings or 4 brunch servings

This tart with smoked salmon can be multitasked into an appetizer, a side dish, or perhaps a brunch dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter with olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add yellow onion, and cook 20 minutes or until golden. Let cool slightly.

Step 2

Whisk together sour cream, goat cheese, eggs, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir in yellow onion and hot-smoked salmon. (If using coldsmoked salmon, do not add at this time.)

Step 3

Unfold the puff pastry on a parchmentor nonstick foil-lined baking sheet. Roll evenly to remove wrinkles. Fold over edges 1/2 inch, and press lightly to form a raised crust. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Spread onion mixture evenly over the pastry, leaving a border of about 1/2 inch. Top with sliced red onion and half of the green onions. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden. (If using cold-smoked salmon, cut into strips, and place on top of tart after baking.) Sprinkle with remaining green onions. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Step 4

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Ratings & Reviews

pharmgirlCRA's Review

December 31, 2011
I made this for a party and it is delightful! The recipe does lend itself to some change and I subbed in artichokes for the smoked salmon...yum!

franny9's Review

January 06, 2011
took it to a party guests were nearly all chefs and wanted the recipe...very nice and easy made it a few times now cut it in small pieces for nibbles

eeerah's Review

May 10, 2010
I made this recipe once and forgot to save it. Big mistake because it is so delicious. Everyone keeps talking about it. I am glad I found it again. Oh, and it is SO easy to make! I served this with salad and other small plates for brunches or light lunch.

mandyw's Review

December 20, 2008
Grocer didn't have smoked salmon so I used smoked trout, it was wonderful! Everyone called it the "fish pizza", but it was still definitely a hit!

BlairRumley1's Review

August 15, 2012

Bethany10's Review

June 04, 2010
A recipe with potential, but I would make changes next time. The topping tastes great without the salmon, it's not really necessary. Also it's a bit rich and the cream mixture overwhelms the onions. Next time, I'd cut back on the eggs and sour cream.