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Cheddar cheese and caramelised red onion tart

01 October 2015

Serve this delicious cheese and red onion tart as part of a main meal, or make miniature versions for delicious starters or canapés.

Cheddar and caramelised red onion tart
Cheddar and caramelised red onion tart

Preparation time

20 minutes

Cooking time

25 minutes




  • 3 tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 large red onions, sliced into thin wedges 
  • 500g pack ready-to-use puff pastry, thawed if frozen 
  • 100g (4oz) Pilgrims Choice Mature Cheddar cheese, finely grated 
  • Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper 
  • Handful of basil leaves


Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan oven 200°C/Gas Mark 7.

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and gently fry the onions until soft and beginning to brown about 5-6 minutes. Leave until cool.

Roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Cut into a circle measuring about 30cm (12 inches) in diameter. Lift onto a lightly greased baking sheet.

Sprinkle the onions and cheese evenly over the surface of the pastry to within 2.5cm (1 inch) of the edge. Season with black pepper.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until the pastry is cooked and golden. Cool for a few moments and serve scattered with basil leaves.

Spread a thin layer of sun-dried or regular tomato puree over the pastry before adding the cheese and onions, if you like.

Cooking tip

Use a pastry cutter to make smaller versions of this tart for a delicious starter or canapés.

Our thanks to Pilgrims Choice for providing this recipe.

For more delicious veggie recipe ideas, see our selection of vegetarian recipes.


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