bacon & onion tart

I’ve always loved a good tart. (Thankfully my photography/blogging skills have improved a bit from the last one too!)

Using puff pastry makes things so easy – in addition to tasty – and when it’s topped with caramelized onions and bacon? Well, I’d say it’s about perfection. You’ve got a buttery, flaky crust, sweet onions, salty bacon and a touch of cheese for good measure.

The toppings can be made ahead which I find ideal, especially if you’re eating it after a wine tasting. ;) I can assure you though, that it will taste great with or without wine. ;)

Bacon & Onion Tart 2-3 main servings, 6 appetizer portions – inspired by Bon Appétit

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 4 slices bacon (I used duck bacon because it is what we had, but regular bacon would be just as lovely)
  • 2 yellow onions
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan

Remove puff pastry and let thaw for about 40 minutes. (Do not microwave to try to speed this process, I’ve tried – it doesn’t work!)

Cook bacon in large pan until crisp. Remove bacon and reserve about 1 Tbsp bacon drippings in pan for onions. When cool, slice bacon into pieces.

Cut onions into 1/4″ slices. Add onions to hot pan and let cook down, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes. Add wine to pan and let all liquid evaporate, stirring occasionally for another 15-20 minutes, until onions are golden brown and caramelized.

Pre-heat oven to 375° F.

Spread pastry on lightly floured baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with pepper.

Layer onions, Parmesan and bacon over pastry.

Bake for about 30 minutes, until crust is golden brown.



  1. says

    EMILY! just caught up on all your posts – what a busy time for you lady! i have to say i am uber-jealous of your visit because while magnolia bakery is delicious, i have a feeling babycakes would steal my heart if i went there.

    and i want this tart.

    it looks bomb.

    yes, bomb.

    i’ve also not slept, so excuse me while i say the word bomb reminds me of clueless and murray, when he’s like “it’s the bomb baby.” gah, those were the days.

    anyways, i heart you, hope life is treating you well and can’t wait to see you soon!!

  2. says

    Oh, Emily. Why must you do this to me when I am chained to my desk at work and can’t immediately go to the store to get everything to make this? That looks amazing- I bet it would make a fantastic hors d’oeuvre at a dinner party, too!

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