Monday, 24 March 2014

Sweet onion tarts with cream cheeze and thyme

I have been busy lately which is a nice change but it means I can't cook as much as I want. I have a free day today so I am getting way into it!
I make these tarts when ever I have friends over because everyone loves them and they are easy to make but look impressive. They are also great because you can make them any size you like depending on the event.
The ones I made today are pretty big so I would serve them as an entree with a tomato and herb salad.

Holy moly I love these. Don't they just look enticing?
Sweet, slow cooked onions with creamy toffuti cream cheeze, tangy balsamic glaze and loads of fresh thyme. They are crunchy and flaky and so satisfying!

Sweet onion tarts
Makes 4

1 sheet Vegan puff pastry (borgs is vegan)
2 brown onions
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons oil
Balsamic glaze
A bunch of fresh thyme
2 Tablespoons toffuti better than cream cheese
2 teaspoons brown sugar

Pre- heat oven to 180 degrees.
Slice onions quite thickly and place in a pan with oil and salt. On a very low heat cook the onions for about 20 minutes, making sure they don't catch.
Add a tablespoon of balsamic glaze and sugar. Continue cooking until soft and brown.
While the onions are cooking prepare the pastry. Cut pastry into 4 circles. Make a smaller circle about a cm from the edge. Don't cut the second circle right through. This will help the pastry rise around the onions.
Place the cooked onions in the inner circle of your pastries and spread over some thyme.
Place in oven for about 12 minutes or until nice and golden.
Once removed, wait till tarts cool slightly and spread over about a teaspoon of cream cheese per tart.
Drizzle over balsamic glaze  and scatter over more thyme.
Sprinkle over some good quality salt flakes and serve warm.

These are also good served room temperature.

I have only eaten half of one of these because I am trying to be good but they are just sitting on my bench calling my name. It is taking some serious will power not to devour the whole bunch.

I literally could  not stop photographing these little beauties. They are just so photogenic.

Please make these! xxxx


  1. These are like delicious-looking pieces of art! Beautiful recipe!

    1. Thanks Ashley! They are super dooper easy to make too which is great!
      Have an amazing day! x

  2. Oh my word! These look amazing and just a little bit fancy :) Can't wait to give them a go!

    1. Do give them a go!!!!!
      Let me know how they go!

  3. Hi!
    This looks amazing!!! I'll try it for sure!

  4. Just tried these. What a great idea using Tofutti like this. Has opened a whole new world of goats' cheese replacement for me. They were gorgeous!

  5. These look stunning!! I'm going to make them for my husband's birthday next month. Could you explain, in a bit more detail, the process with cutting the puff pastry? Thanks in advance.