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Cheese and Onion Tarts  


Veg    CD    PIC    45mins


Serves   4    Cold   Picnic  Flan Quiche   Vegetarian



200g/7oz Shortcrust Pastry
15g/1/2 oz Butter
1 Onion, chopped
75g/3oz Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 large Egg
90ml/3 fl.oz. Milk
Salt and Pepper




1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas Mark 5. Divide the pastry into four and use to line 4 x 10cm/4 inch tart tins. Place on a baking tray.


2. Melt the margarine in a pan, add the onion and sauté gently until soft and transparent.


3. Divide the onion between the 4 tarts and sprinkle the grated cheddar over the top.


4. In a jug, beat together the milk and egg and season with salt and pepper.


5. Pour the egg mixture over the cheese and onion in the tarts and bake for 30 -35 minutes until set and golden.

6. Transfer to wire racks and allow to cool. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Individual tart tins

Frying pan


Baking tray


Key techniques required to make this Recipe


Beat – To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.


Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. The pan is shaken, over a high heat to move the food around, and prevent sticking. It is important not to overfill the pan.

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