French onion tart

Une tarte à l’oignon, or onion tart, quickly became my favorite dish when I first came to France. During the winter months making this tart and eating it hot from the oven with a green salad made for a most satisfying evening meal. I used to eat it a lot when I first came to France, a kind of grab-and-go  food when I was strolling the cobblestone streets of Paris, especially during those wintry days, when the air was chilling,  and I was searching for lunch and a chocolat chaud, passing by those food stands and finally picking up a steamy onion tart.
This tart is very easy to make and it's perfect with a glass of white wine and a light green salad!!!

1 pâte brisée (pie crust)
2 onions, thinly sliced
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
6 oz (180 g) smoked bacon, cut into strips
1 1/2 oz (40 g) gruyère cheese, grated
salt and pepper
Sauté bacon in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until bacon is cooked through and crisped, about 7 minutes. Set aside. In the same skillet, add the onions, and let them cook for 10 mn until cooked but not colored.
In a bowl, whisk the eggs and the milk.
Season with salt and pepper (Do not add too much salt, as the bacon is already salted).

Preheat the oven at 400ºF (200ºC).

Grease a tart pan and fit the pie dough into it then lightly prick all over.
Add the onions and the bacon on top of the tart and then sprinkle with the cheese.
Pour in the egg-milk mixture.

Bake in the oven 25 to 30 mn or until golden.

Tarte à l'oignon

1 pâte brisée 
2 oignons, émincés
3 oeufs
10 cl de lait
180 g de lardons
40 g de gruyère râpé
sel et poivr, selon goût
Faire chauffer une poêle et faites-y revenir les lardons. Ajouter les oignons et laisser les cuire à feu doux environ 10 mn. Ne pas les laisser colorer.
Dans un saladier, fouetter les oeufs avec le lait.
Saler et poivrer.(Attention ne pas trop saler puisque les lardons sont déjà salés).

Préchauffer le four à 200ºC.
Etaler la pâte dans un moule à tarte, chemisé de papier sulfurisé, puis piquer le fond avec une fourchette.
Répartir les oignons et les lardons sur le fond de tarte puis parsemer avec le fromage.
Verser ensuite la préparation oeuf-lait.
Enfourner 25 à 30 mn ou jusqu'à ce que le dessus soit doré.


  1. Onion tarts are fabulous! Yours looks absolutely scrummy.



  2. Mmh je vais le faire bientot c'est sur !! Tes photos sont toutes superbes et j'adore toutes les recettes libanaises. Au moins je peux les comprendre mieux que les livres écrits en arabe ^^

  3. This looks absolutely delicious.

  4. Mmm...when we vacationed in France I had a tart or quiche every morning for breakfast, and this brings back all those wonderful smells and flavors!!

  5. Yum, this sounds so delicious, I'm a huge fan of savoury tarts!

  6. Wonderful...this tart looks delicious!

  7. Perfect and marvelous looking pie. I'd never get bored of eating pie like this.

  8. Ah yes...Gruyere is a fine choice for lovely tart.

  9. Lovely flavors, Cherine. This looks beautiful and delicious :)



  10. The flavour combination in this dish sounds delightful!

  11. Great looking tart! When I was in Beirut I went to a trendy restaurant in the souks and all their tarts were rectangular. Very pretty and stylish

  12. It looks perfect!! You gave it a "parisienne" look !! Yum!

  13. I can't wait to try get out my rectangular pan and try this for a simple and delicious meal!

  14. Looks delish! How could I miss this on my last trip to Paris? I was probably stuffing too many croissants in my mouth! LOL

  15. I have this exact pan in my cupboard but I haven't unwrapped it yet! This looks so good and is something I know I'll love! thanks for sharing!

  16. This looks really good. Cant wait to try it!

  17. Ohhh! This looks fantastic! I can't wait to try it out!!!!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  18. Your onion tart looks fascinating! Great photos too.

  19. This is tart perfection. Absolutely. I love a good onion tart. You had me at the first picture. And, by the way, I must now go out and buy a lovely rectangular tart pan. Pretty!

  20. Amazing pictures!! Your food looks incredible.

  21. Cette tarte est un vrai délice!!
    La tienne est appétissante!

  22. I haven't gotten the opportunity to taste this dish, but I must say it looks delightful. I think is a kind of lasagna, but with a france modification, that honestly, I'm dying to taste.

  23. That is a good looking tart, thanks for sharing this one, the onion add such a great taste.

  24. Found this recipe on Pinteresr. Made it for dinner this eve along with a wedge salad on the side. It was FaNtAsTiC! Hubby rated it an 11out of 10. :-)

    1. Oops...Pinterest is what I meant to spell

  25. That's great! I am glad you both liked it

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