Cherry Tomato, Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart

Cherry Tomato, Roquefort, and Caramelized Onion Tart


Last night we had a small gathering at a friend’s house, and since she offered up her wonderful roof top terrace, I wanted to chip in not only by bringing some wine, but making something to take to the party.   But, I also didn’t want to spend too much time cooking, since that is what I do everyday, for my family, and for work.  I do love what I do, but sometimes I just don’t feel like doing anything.

Well, this recipe is perfect for those situations, and it works just as well for dinner, or lunch in a pinch.  The prep time is absolutely minimal if you buy some store-bought pizza dough or Pate Brisee.  This leaves you plenty of time to enjoy your friends or family, and all you have to do is serve a salad to go with it, and you have an exquisite, easy meal.  Isn’t that the best?

So here’s what you’re going to need:

1 store-bought Pizza or Pate Brisee dough

1 box cherry tomatoes, halved

1 onion, sliced

1 small package blue cheese

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 sprig of thyme

3 tbsp olive oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

In a small saucepan, add the oil, sugar, thyme leaves, and the sliced onion.  Cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, until the onion is softened and turning golden.  Strain the onions, set aside.

Roll out the dough, and heat the oven according to package directions.  Place the sliced cherry tomatoes randomly over the dough, leaving a 2 inch border on all sides.  Top with the caramelized onions and the blue cheese.  Place on a baking tray in the middle rack of the oven.  Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until your dough is crisp.  Remove from the oven.  It’s best when eaten warm, not boiling.  And it tastes marvelous cold, too!

From my kitchen to yours,


8 comments on “Cherry Tomato, Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart

  1. I love dishes like this – but am not sure whether to be more jealous of what you were eating or where you were eating it!

    • expatchef says:

      Hahaha! Yes, the location is amazing! It’s great to have a friend who doesn’t cook so she invites us over to dinners 😉 and that way we get to enjoy her amazing terrace in the middle of town with views to die for….all of Barcelona at our fingertips! Thank you!

  2. Both sound amazing, not only the tart but the outdoor terrace! I love how you’ve put a few favourite ingredients together to make an all round crowd pleaser. Blue cheese is an amazingly versatile cheese to work with, I love to even more with the sweetness of caramelised onions too…

    • expatchef says:

      Thank you Alice! Yes the terrace is amazing….very lucky that we get to use it so often. And I love blue cheese, and in this tart, the onions I think are necessary to blance out the flavour….I used Roquefort, so it is really quite strong!

  3. Colovibes says:

    It was soooooo GOOD!!!!! Definitivamente lo haré!!!!

  4. OMG! That is gorgeous!!!!

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