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Onion Tarte Tatin (Upside-down Tart)

This Onion Tarte Tatin is a fun way to make an onion tart, apply­ing the tra­di­tion­al apple tarte tatin tech­nique to onions. The idea is to cook the onions in a skil­let on low heat, with the sweet fla­vors of hon­ey and cin­na­mon, along with nut­meg, pep­per, and bal­sam­ic vine­gar to top it off. Then, the onions are cov­ered with puff pas­try, and baked in the oven, The result is a sweet upside-down onion tart.

onion tarte tatin

Ingredients

All ingre­di­ents are easy to find with the excep­tion of puff pas­try (depend­ing on where you live). Whole Foods gen­er­al­ly car­ries high-qual­i­ty puff pas­try. You can also usu­al­ly find the pep­peridge farm or wewal­ka brand in local gro­cery stores. Puff pas­try can also be ordered online.

Recipe

Please note, this recipe is for a small 9-inch tart. If your pan is big­ger, adjust ingre­di­ents accord­ing­ly.

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Onion Tarte Tatin
onion tarte tatin
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 min­utes
Cook Time 30 min­utes
Serv­ings
9-inch tart
Ingre­di­ents
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 min­utes
Cook Time 30 min­utes
Serv­ings
9-inch tart
Ingre­di­ents
onion tarte tatin
Instruc­tions
  1. Cut the onion in 4 and slice it. See pic­ture. Then put the onion slices for about a minute in boil­ing water, then drain, and put aside.
    onion slices for tarte tatin
  2. Gen­er­ous­ly sprin­kle the onions with pep­per, cin­na­mon and nut­meg. In a skil­let, on low to medi­um-heat, place 2 tbsp but­ter, the onions with the spices and the hon­ey. Cov­er and let it cook for 25 min­utes on low-medi­um heat. Then, uncov­er and add a driz­zle of bal­sam­ic vine­gar to the mix. Con­tin­ue cook­ing for about 2 min­utes in the uncov­ered skil­let.
    onions cooked in skillet for tarte tatin
  3. Pre­heat oven to 350 degrees Fahren­heit. But­ter or coat with oil a 9-inch round dish or pan. Place the drained onions in the dish.
    onions in dish
  4. Unroll your puff pas­try and place it over the onions. Push down on the sides to ensure the puff pas­try is all around the onions (you want to make sure the onions won’t fall out once you turn the tart upside-down).
    onions covered with puff pastry
  5. Bake in oven for 30 min­utes. Take it out of the oven and set it aside for a minute or two. Place a plate on top of the crust, and turn the dish upside-down so the tart direct­ly falls onto your plate. Voilà! Enjoy warm.
    onion tarte tatin
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2 thoughts on “Onion Tarte Tatin (Upside-down Tart)

  1. Sis­ters Tatin were great inno­va­tors in 19 th cen­tu­ry French cui­sine because when bring­ing their tart to their din­ing room cus­tomers, they fell. The tart was dis­rupt­ed, upend­ed and upside down. A major blow to their rep­u­ta­tion. But,believe it or not, the unpre­pared mix­ture which emerged from the stuff fall­en down was deli­cious and is now world­wide enjoyed to the extent that it is now …extend­ed to oth­er areas such as oignons, far away from pas­try. This is the suc­cess sto­ry of the unpre­dictable.

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