Onions

Red Onion, Apple and Brie Tart

This is an amazing lunch. Its sweet and sticky and goes amazingly with a crunchy salad. 

 

Red Onion, Apple & Brie Tart

Easy, vegetarian lunch. Sticky sweet onions and melting brie
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 3 Red onions
  • 1 Apple any variety
  • 2 tbsp Cranberry sauce
  • 1 tbsp Mustard grain
  • 150 g Brie or other soft cheese
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Ready-rolled puff pastry

Instructions

  • Slice the onions and fry for 10 minutes with a pinch of salt and the sugar until caramelised and sweet
  • Flatten out the pastry on an oven tray and bake for 10 minutes at 200 degrees 
  • When the onions are sweet and sticky turn off the heat and mix in the mustard and cranberry sauce. Slice the apples and brie
  • Flatten down the inside of the pastry which will have puffed up in the oven – add the onion mix first then the sliced apples and finally the brie. 
  • Bake for another 10 minutes or until cheese is melted
  • Serve with a nice crisp green salad

Sweet pickled onions

Overview

I had no idea how easy it was to make these! I always love them on tacos or on top of noodle dishes. Save a jam jar if you can as it’s the perfect size for 1 smallish onion’s worth. You could absolutely add some jazzy spices as well like onion seeds or fennel.

Ingredients

1 smallish red onion

100ml hot water

2 tbsps sugar

1 tsp salt

50ml cider vinegar

Method

Mix everything into the hot water and leave to dissolve. 

Slice the onion as thinly as possible in half moons and stick in the jam jar. 

Pour over the pickling liquid until everything is covered. 

Leave in the fridge overnight before eating. Should keep for at least a week. 

After a few hours they will be soft and the liquid will be a hot pink colour. Amazing.