Caramelised Onion & Brie Tart

An easy-to-make lunch that looks and tastes gourmet, this recipe will go down well as a light lunch for friends, served with a fresh green salad.

At a glance

Approx 30 minutes
Serves 4 people


  • 4 large onions sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 puff pastry sheet (defrosted in the fridge)
  • Brie cheese diced (as much as you like)
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary or thyme


  1. To caramelise the onions, heat oil in a large deep pan on medium-high heat. Add onions and cook for about 10 minutes or until wilted and starting to brown. Add sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  2. Reduce heat and cook gently, uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until richly caramelized. Add a little water if the onions look like they are starting to dry out. Once done, set aside to cool.
  3. Place pastry on a baking sheet lined withbaking paper. Prick with a fork at 5cm increments to prevent the pastry from forming big bubbles while baking.
  4. Spread onions over pastry, all the way to the edges of the pastry. Dot with Brie cheese. Sprinkle with herbs. Refrigerate if not baking immediately.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180° for 15-20 minutes or until cheese has melted and pastry is crispy. Allow to cool and cut into wedges or squares and enjoy!