Caramelised Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tarts

Makes 6

Preparation 30 minutes

Cooks in 40 minutes

N.B. You will also need: 2 baking sheets, lined with baking paper


  • 375g ready rolled puff pastry
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red onions, sliced into eighteen segments
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar (one for tart, plus one for compote?)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar (one for onions, plus one for compote?)
  • 40g hard goats cheese
  • 6 small rosemary sprigs
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 200g Jubilee Selections strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters
  • 50ml red wine
  • large handful of rocket salad
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Put the baking sheets in the oven and heat to 200C, fan 180C. Heat the oil in a large pan, then soften the onion for 5 minutes. Turn up the heat, then add the 1 tbsp each of balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes until tender and sticky. Leave to cool a little, then season to taste.
  2. Roll out the pastry and cut into four equal sized rectangles. Lift onto the hot baking sheet, prick the pastry a few times with a fork, then place three red onion segments on to each, leaving a 1.5cm border along the edge. Crumble a few pieces of goats cheeses, then top with a rosemary sprig. Brush the edges of the pastry with the egg, then chill until ready to bake.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and crisp.
  4. Meanwhile, make the strawberry compote. Add the strawberries, remaining balsamic vinegar and brown sugar into a small pan, and bring to a simmer for a few minutes, or until the strawberries begin to break down a little. Add the red wine and simmer for a further five minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside until needed.
  5. Serve the tarts with a little rocket salad and a spoonful of strawberry compote.