The original recipe calls for a garlic-and-herb goat cheese. I’m not a fan of goat cheese nor is my husband, so I decided to skip that part and go with a softened garlic and fine herbs cheese (Boursin). Plus it was buy-one-get-one free, so I was happy to spend the $5+ on two packages of this tasty cheese.
This tart is a labor of love. The onions really do take 20 minutes to cook. You want to cook them slowly and not rush the process or else you will risk burning them. I’ve made this tart twice now. Both times I loved it; however, the second time I stupidly picked up phyllo dough instead of puff pastry. It still tasted good but it was on the crunchier side.
Source: Barefoot Contessa
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 individual tarts
- 1 package (17.3 ounces/2 sheets) puff pastry, defrosted
- Olive oil
- 4 cups thinly sliced yellow onions (2 large onions)
- 3 large garlic cloves, cut into thin slivers
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons dry white wine
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves
- 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan, plus 2 ounces shaved with a vegetable peeler
- 4 ounces garlic-and-herb cheese
- 1 large tomato, cut into 4 (¼-inch-thick) slices
- 3 tablespoons julienned basil leaves
Chic & Gorgeous Treats
The tarts look sooo good.. I bought myself some Boursin too since they were on promo. Love having them with crackers. I've not really used Goat's cheese in any of my cooking, and I found it a little too strong. Then again I'm also a fan of blue cheese. Pretty contradicting there eh? I really gotta get my hands on Barefoot Contessa's books. You've given me more ideas.. Hugs, Jo
Wow, those look good. Love caramelized onions and you can't go wrong with a Barefoot Contessa recipe.
This looks so so good!!! I love Boursin 🙂
Carolina @ Peas in a Blog
I just had a tomato torte at Taste in College Park, this recipe reminded me of it. It was amazing & yours looks even more delicious!
We just made a tomato basil and mozzerella pizza the other day – I bet this would be a delish alternative – I would need the goat cheese though.
Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups
Looks delicious. I love tarts!