Blue Cheese and Caramelised Onion Tarts

Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 20 Mins Cook Time: 35 Mins Total Time: 55 Mins

This is a wonderful starter which can prepare in advance.  Use your favourite creamy blue cheese to create this delicious dish.


0/14 Ingredients
Adjust Servings
  • For the dressing
  • To serve


0/7 Instructions
  • Roll out the ready-made pastry and cut out 4 rounds 13cm in diameter. Use to line 4 individual tartlets about 10cm or a Yorkshire pudding/muffin tin. Prick the base all over with a folk and place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to let the pastry rest.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/400°F/gas mark 6.
  • For the best results blind bake the tartlets first. Line the pastry case with foil and add the baking beans. Place on a baking tray and place in the oven for 12-15 minutes, remove the foil and beans and bake for a further 5 minutes.
  • In the meantime mix the blue cheese and mascarpone cheese with the egg yolks and thyme and then season to taste (be careful with the salt).
  • Remove the tarts from the oven and reduce the heat to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Spoon 1 tbsp of caramelised onion into each tartlet and top with the cheese mixture. Place in the oven for 15 minutes until the filling is set.
  • In the meantime make the dressing, mix all the dressing ingredients together and season to taste.
  • To serve, place the tarts on serving plates with salad leaves and drizzle with the dressing around each tart, enjoy!


  1. Wow sounds delicious, bit overwhelmed with blue cheese Christmas gifts. This recipe is a definate and love the fact I can use shop bought pastry.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.