Brie, Apple, Walnut & Onion Tart

Ok, not the healthiest meal to start the new year but melting brie is soooo good! Very easy to do, it’s the perfect meal as a starter for 6 or as a main for 4 with a side salad.

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Brie, Apple, Walnut & Onion Tart – The Beginner’s Cookbook Recipe

What you need:

  • A knife and a chopping board
  • A pie plate (tart tin)
  • A pan

Ingredients for 4 persons:

  • A puff pastry
  • 1 apple (I used Braeburn)
  • 4 onions
  • 180 gr brie
  • 8 walnuts
  • 60 gr cranberry sauce
  • Thyme sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • A dash of honey if you have some (optional)
  • Salt & pepper

Before you start:

  • Peel & dice the onions
  • Chop the walnuts roughly
  • Slice the brie (I put the slices on some baking paper so it’s easier to remove with a knife as the cheese tends to melt a bit at room temperature while you’re cooking.
  • Slice the apple finely removing seeds and the hard part in the middle (but leave the skin on). Feel free to add a splash of vinegar on them so they don’t brown (alternatively you can prepare them while your onions are caramelizing).

Ready to go?

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and prepare the pastry:
    • Unroll the pastry sheet in the pie plate leaving the paper from the pack.
    • Trim the edges and prick pastry with a fork.
    • Score a criss-cross pattern at the center to prevent it to rise while cooking
    • Bake for 10 minutes (the pastry should turn gold brown). Feel free to add a few more minutes if needed.
  • While the tart is cooking, let’s make the onion preparation:
    • On medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, then the diced onions and cook for 10 to 15 minutes till they start to caramelize (if they start to burn, reduce the heat).
    • Add 2 tablespoons vinegar and stir for 1 minute and then add the mustard, the thyme sprigs, salt & pepper and set aside.
  • Once the pastry is ready and pre-cooked:
    • Spread the onion preparation (remove the thyme sprigs)
    • Add a teaspoon here and there of the sauce of your choice (onion marmelade or cranberry sauce)
    • Spread the apple slices and then the brie on top
    • Top with the chopped walnuts, salt & pepper
    • Put in the oven for 20 minutes (I added a dash of honey which was also nice with the walnuts, not too much as it tends to burn in the oven)
  • Serve immediately with a mixed salad.
  • BON APPÉTIT !
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. I might have to try this! Thank you for this post 💕

    Liked by 1 person

  2. This looks delicious! Nice blog!

    Liked by 1 person

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