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How to make onion cheese tart

Onion cheese tart on a white plate
Photo by Shari Pennington

This recipe appears in Un-Wine’d, which airs Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. on VPM PBS.

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What You’ll Need:

  • 1 pie shell dough for a 9” pie
  • 1 T. butter
  • 3 large shallots minced
  • 10 ½ ounces spreadable cheese (Boursin or Goat)

  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 3 large eggs and one extra yolk
  • 1 T. dried basil
  • ¼ t. salt
  • 1/8 t. freshly ground black pepper


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Step 2: Spray a pie plate or tart shell with non-stick spray and gently line the pan with the pie dough.

Step 3: In a small sauté pan heat the butter and sauté the shallots until translucent. Allow it to cool slightly.

Step 4: In a mixing bowl stir the cheese, cream, eggs, and egg yolk until well blended. Stir through the basil, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle in the shallots.

Step 5: Then pour into the shell and place on the middle rack of the pre-heated oven. Bake for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted to the center comes out clean.

Step 6: Cool for 15 minutes before cutting or chill overnight and serve warmed or at room temperature.

Serves 8-10.