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Caramelized Vidalia Onion Tart

By Paula Deen


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At the Southern Table

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Difficulty: Medium

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 70 minutes

Servings: 1 (10-inch) tart



  • 1/2 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 5 large Vidalia onions , thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese , softened
  • 1 (4-ounce) package goat cheese , softened
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Gruyère cheese , divided
  • 2 egg yolks , lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 425°.

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 12-inch circle. Press into bottom and up sides of a 10-inch removable-bottom tart pan. Prick all over with a fork.

Bake for 6 minutes. Let cool completely. Reduce oven temperature to 350°.

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 20 minutes. Uncover and increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in vinegar, and cook for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat, and stir in cream cheese, goat cheese, and 1 cup Gruyère until melted and smooth. Stir in egg yolks, thyme salt, and pepper. Spread mixture into prepared crust.

Bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Gruyère, and bake 5 minutes more. Let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan, and serve warm.