Onion-Cheese Tart

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This simple, elegant tart is great for brunch, lunch or with a salad for dinner.

Difficulty: Medium

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 5 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust (9")
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup half-and-half
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup grated Swiss cheese
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Prick the bottom of the pie crust lightly with a fork in several places. Place a sheet of waxed paper on the pie shell; fill with pie beads or dried beans and “blind bake” until lightly browned, about 15 minutes; cool on a rack.
  • Lower oven to 350°F.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions; cook slowly until onions are soft and lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook 1 minute more.
  • Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl; combine with the half-and-half, sour cream, eggs, cheese, salt, and pepper. Pour into par-baked pie shell; bake in center of oven until filling is set and lightly browned on top, about 35 minutes.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust (9")
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup half-and-half
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup grated Swiss cheese
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Prick the bottom of the pie crust lightly with a fork in several places. Place a sheet of waxed paper on the pie shell; fill with pie beads or dried beans and “blind bake” until lightly browned, about 15 minutes; cool on a rack.
  • Lower oven to 350°F.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions; cook slowly until onions are soft and lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook 1 minute more.
  • Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl; combine with the half-and-half, sour cream, eggs, cheese, salt, and pepper. Pour into par-baked pie shell; bake in center of oven until filling is set and lightly browned on top, about 35 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories270
Total Fat19g
Saturated Fat10g
Cholesterol95mg
Sodium410mg
Total Carbohydrate17g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars3g
Protein6g