Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Onion Tart for Brunch

On Christmas morning we are usually eating brunch and then having our dinner later in the day. I love brunch but unless we go out, we hardly ever make it at home. Our son is the brunch cook! He makes omelets to order...bless him. He doesn't go to bed until he has chopped and prepped for the next day. And he has gotten to the stage in his life where he finally cleans up too! I found this recipe and I thought it would be a great brunch item . I might even make it! (Although I do have a fun drink that I am making that I am posting later on in the week!) This will be lighter than bagels and more fun than plain toast. It is different and filled with yummy flavors and I think it would also make a very good appetizer.

Onion Tart
Heat 2 Tbsp butter over medium-high heat. Add one thinly sliced Vidalia onion. Cook 20 minutes, stirring until onions are browned and caramelized.
Add 1/2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves and 1/4 tsp. salt.
Unfold 1 sheet puff pastry onto greased nonstick baking sheet and prick with a fork.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Spread onions over pastry, then top with 3/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese.
Bake at 400 degrees for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven, cut into squares and serve.


  1. I love brunch food too but, I always seem to prepare dinner but not a brunch. I need to change my ways :-) The onion tart looks really good.
    It's awesome that your son enjoys cooking and is now at an age where he cleans up too-I am not sure it gets better than that!

    Looking forward to your fun drink recipe.
    Happy holidays to you and yoru family.

  2. This sounds delicious. I might have to sprinkle a little bit of crispy bacon pieces all over it too. :o)

  3. Yum. This looks wonderful and I bet it smells great too. Can I borrow your son....Please???

  4. Linda... this is an amazing treat! Perfect for an occasion, especially doing these hurried holiday days. I am definitely going to make this... many thanks.

  5. What a lovely treat, Linda. This sounds absolutely wonderful.

  6. Linda, onions are my favorite food although one of my daughters hates them. Cooking can be fun.

    I could make this just for me and be very happy and I hope to do just that.

    What do you think of potatoes and onions or mushrooms and onions for a more hefty filling? We can multi-task with this recipe. It just sounds so good.

  7. This does look very good and I can see this in my future. A little black poppyseed would be a nice touch too. Ooooh, the delicious possibilities. I like Chaya's (Sweet & Savory) ideas as well. YUM YUM YUM


Thank you for stopping by to share your thoughts! I am so glad you took time to visit me.