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Caramelised onion, feta and thyme tart

Total Time
1 hr 45 min
15 min
1 hr
Vegetarian delight! Tempt your guests with this perfect combination of cheesy goodness and the delicious zing of caramelised onions. Now this is a true crowd pleaser!


Olive oil

1 tbs

Brown onion

3 large, halved, thinly sliced

Brown sugar

2 tsp

Fresh thyme

3 tsp, leaves

Reduced-fat shortcrust pastry

200 g, (2 sheets)


3 medium

Skim milk

½ cup(s), (125ml)

Grated parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s), (20g), finely grated

Reduced fat feta cheese

50 g, crumbled

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, for 15–20 minutes or until golden and caramelised. Add sugar and 2 teaspoons thyme leaves and stir to combine. Cool.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan-forced. Lightly spray an 11.5cm x 34cm (base measurement) fluted tart tin with removable base with oil. Line base and sides of tin with pastry. Trim excess pastry. Place in fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Cover pastry with baking paper and fill with pastry weights, dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove paper and weights and bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Cool to room temperature. Reduce oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced.
  4. Whisk eggs, milk and parmesan in a large jug until combined. Spoon onion mixture over pastry. Top with feta and pour over egg mixture. Sprinkle with remaining thyme leaves. Bake for 25 minutes or until just set. Serve with extra thyme sprigs.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Mixed salad leaves, drizzled with lemon juice.