This is an onion and bacon tart that I made for dinner a few days ago, what I like about this tart is that is not too “eggy”.
Ingredients *9 inch tart
For the pastry
1 2/3 c flour
8 tbsp cold butter, cut into small pieces
3-4 tbsp cold water
For the filling
2 tbsp butter
5 medium size onions, peeled and thinly sliced
3 slices of thick cut bacon, or 5 slices of regular bacon, diced
50g Swiss cheese, grated or sliced
30g Havarti cheese grated or cubed
1/3 cup 35% heavy cream
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large egg
Salt and pepper to taste
Place the flour in a large bowl, and work the butter into the flour using your fingers until it resembles bread crumbs, stir in the cold water, 1 tbsp at a time until the dough comes together. Shape the dough into a disk, wrap with plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
To make the filling, melt the butter in a large pan over a medium heat, throw in the onions and allow the onions to slowly brown, and soften, about 20 minutes or so. Add the bacon to the pan and continue to cook the onions allowing the bacon fat to render off, about 15 minutes. Take off the heat and allow the onions to cool.
Pre heat the oven to 345*f
Roll out the pastry dough on a lightly floured surface using a rolling pin, to about a 1/8 of an inch thick, and lay the dough over a 9 inch tart pan, gently pressing the dough into the sides and cutting off any excess dough away.
Fill the tart with the onion and bacon mixture, layering the onions with the cheese. In a small bowl combine the heavy cream, minced garlic and egg, season with salt and pepper and whisk, pour the egg mixture over the onions, bacon and cheese mixture in the tart shell. Sprinkle with paprika for some colour.
Bake for 45 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden.