This dish is a crowd-pleaser, easy to assemble, and will satisfy your taste bud. I love the combination of the sweetness from the caramelized onions, and fresh figs (thank’s to autumn harvest!), and the tanginess of fromage blanc (or French white cheese).
The dough is so easy to make and assemble, doesn’t require yeast, and rising time.
So say hello to less prep time and more feast time!
Fig and caramelized onion tart
- 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup water
- 1 mediun white onion, thinly sliced
- ½ cup creme fraiche
- 1 cup fromage blanc or cream cheese
- 1 pint fresh figs
- salt and pepper to taste
To make tart dough
- Preheat the oven to 450°F
- In a medum size bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
- make a well in the middle of flour mixture and add water, oil, and egg yolks.
- using a fork, mix together the ingredients until it becomes dough form.
- knead the dough for a minute, add flour if the dough is too sticky.
- divide the dough onto 6 and let it sit in the fridge for about 15-30 minutes.
To make topping
- Heat 2 Tbsp. butter in a large saucepan over medium until melted and sizzling.
- Add sliced onion, cook and stir until onions are soft and starting to turn translucent, 1–2 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt.
- Reduce heat to low and continue to cook onions, stirring every few minutes to prevent them from sticking and coloring too much in any one place for 15–20 minutes. Add 2 tablespoon of water, cover the pan with a lid and keep cooking.
- Cook the onions for another 15-20 minutes until the color is dark amber brown. Add more water/liquid if necessary.
- Remove from the heat, and set aside.
- In the separate bowl, mix creme fraiche, fromage blanc, salt and pepper. Set aside
- Take out the dough from the fridge and start rolling.
- Spread the cheese mixture on the dough, sprinkle caramelized onion and cut up fresh figs around. Add salt and pepper.
- Place the tart on the baking sheet, and bake until the crust is golden brown, and the cheese are melted.