Apple, Onion and Gruyère Tart Cooking Recipe

Apple, Onion and Gruyère Tart Cooking Recipes

Ingredients :

225 g

1.25 ml

75 g

75 g


For the Filling :

25 g




150 ml

1.25 ml

2.5 ml

115 g


plain flour

dry mustard powder

soft margarine

Gruyère cheese, finely grated




large onion, finely chopped

large or 2 small eating apples, peeled and grated

size 1 eggs

double cream

dried mixed herbs

dry mustard powder

Gruyère cheese

salt and black pepper

Method :
  1. To make the pastry, sift the flour, salt and mustard powder into a bowl.
  2. Rub in the margarine and cheese until the mixture forms soft breadcrumbs.
  3. Add 30 ml or 2 tbsp water and bring together into a ball.
  4. Chill, covered or wrapped, for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, make the filling: melt the butter in a pan, add the onion and cook gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened but not browned.
  6. Stir in the apple and cook for 2 - 3 minutes.
  7. Leave to cool.
  8. Roll out the pastry and line a lightly greased 20 cm or 8 in spring form tin.
  9. Chill for 20 minutes.
  10. Preheat the oven to 200oC/400oF/Gas 6.
  11. Line the pastry with greaseproof paper and fill with baking beans.
  12. Bake blind for 20 minutes.
  13. Beat together the eggs, cream, herbs, seasoning and mustard.
  14. Grate three quarters of the cheese and stir into the egg mixture, then slice the remaining cheese and set aside.
  15. When the pastry is cooked, remove the paper and beans and pour in the egg mixture.
  16. Arrange the sliced cheese over the top.
  17. Reduce the oven temperature to 190oC/375oF/Gas 5.
  18. Return the tart to the oven and cook for a further 20 minutes, until the filling is golden and just firm.
  19. Serve hot or warm.

Serves 4 - 6

Cooking Tip :

You could substitute other hard cheeses, such as Cheddar, Lancashire, or Red Leicester for the Gruyére, if you prefer.

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