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Onion confit tart with melted goats' cheese and pesto

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  2. For the onion confit, melt the butter in a small ovenproof frying pan over a medium heat, add the onions and cook gently for five minutes until softened.

  3. Add the honey and cook for two minutes.

  4. Cut out a circle of the puff pastry, the same width as the frying pan. Place the pastry over the cooked onions and prick the pastry with a fork. Place into the oven to cook for 10 minutes.

  5. For the pesto, place the basil leaves and pine nuts into a food processor and blend together. Gradually pour in the olive oil, until the pesto reaches a pouring consistency. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  6. Remove the tart from the oven and transfer onto a serving plate. Place the goats' cheese on top.

  7. To serve, pour the pesto around the tart and serve immediately.


  • 25g/1oz butter
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp clear honey
  • 100g/3½oz ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 75g/2½oz goats' cheese

For the pesto

  • 50g/1¾oz pine nuts
  • large handful fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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