Saturday, May 28, 2011

french onion and bacon tart


I saw this recipe for french onion and bacon tart from America's Test Kitchen, and my mouth started watering.  So I had to make it.  It's kind of like a quiche, but it doesn't have as many eggs as a quiche would have.

For the pie crust, I used my favorite all-butter pie crust recipe, and pressed it into a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. I didn't have any pie weights for the blind baking, so instead I used mung beans, the only dried beans that I could find in the house.  (Sorry mom, these were the beans you brought to my house to make soup with!)


Next up was frying up some bacon. Yum!  Of course I had to snack on a few, because who can resist crispy, salty, delicious bacon when it's on a plate right infront of you!


Then, I added sliced onions and fresh thyme to the pan with the rendered bacon fat, seasoned it, and let it cook until the onions were nice and caramelized.


After letting the onions cool slightly, I combined them with a mixture of eggs and half-and-half, and then poured them into my baked tart shell.  The final step was topping the whole thing with the crispy bacon (what was left of the bacon, that is).



Then I put it in the oven and baked it at 375 F for about 25 minutes until it was set.  I let it cool for a bit, and then unmolded it from the tart pan.


I have to say, this recipe makes one delicious savory tart.  The combination of flavors and textures is heavenly - flaky buttery crust, combined with sweet caramelized onions and creamy eggs, and crispy salty bacon to top it all off!  And the best part is that you could have it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!


36 comments:

  1. Your photos definitely have me clicking through to the Americas Test Kitchen recipe. I love savory tarts and the bacon & onions are a perfect combination.

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  2. I am so hungry! I think I may try to make this Monday!

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  3. @Angela@RecipesFromMyMom - yay, i love ATK!

    @Janice Liao Shiao - yay jan! you guys will love it! let me know how it turns out!

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    1. How many eggs and how muuch half and half....looks WONDERFUL !!
      iceteasc@yahoo.com

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    2. @SANDY IN S.C - just sent you an email! enjoy! :)

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  4. Michele, I made this and it was so EASY and so good! I had 3 slices for breakfast! I used store bought prerolled pie crust, and only had whole milk, but it was still good. Onions and Bacon...good lord it was good!

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  5. @Janice - i know, isn't it good?! i'm so glad you made it and liked it!

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  6. How many eggs and how much half and half? I can't wait to make this!

    Thank You (:

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  7. what are the quantities please?

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  8. Yes what are the quantities? I so want to make this it sounds wonderful!!!

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  9. Yes, need the quantities, please, AND: you say "season it"...with what & how much?!? This looks soooo good!!!!

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  10. I HAVE to make this please tell me the quantities

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  11. @Edward Davis @furpurr @Mary Berry @nutritiousme and @Lizzie - it's 2 eggs and 1/2 cup half-and-half!

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    1. @George - 2 eggs and 1/2 cup half-and-half!

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  14. Wow love this but see where others are asking same ??? how much of everything??? 1 large onion? I now see 2 eggs and 1/2 cup half and half....How much bacon?? Laura.Omell@yahoo.com Thanks

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    1. @Anonymous - for the quantities, you can see the original recipe that I linked to in the post. but in case you don't have access to America's Test Kitchen, i've emailed you the recipe. thanks!

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    2. Hi would you please send me recipe for onion bacon tart via email? I don't have access to America's Test Kitchen. Thanks!

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  15. Hi! Could you please send me the recipe for the onion and bacon tart, including your recipe for the crust, via email: cyleppan@hotmail.com? I will really appreciate it. Thanks so much! Loved your blog!

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    1. @Cynthia Leppäniemi - just sent you the recipe! enjoy! :)

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  16. Hi! Can you please send me this recipe? I am trying to woo my boyfriend thru his stomach. :) bgar7220@yahoo.com
    Thank you!

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    1. @Anonymous - hahaha! just sent you the recipe! hope he is wooed :)

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  17. Hello. I'm from Romania. I found this recipe on pinterest. I wan' to make it but i don' t have the quantities. What' s the recipe for all butter crust pie. It looks so delicious this tart so i can't wait to try it. Thank you so much. My email adress: george.miclos@yahoo.com

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  18. Hi i found your tart through pinterest. It looks really amazing. Can you please send me the recipe including the tart crust? farkhundawaqar@gmail.com thanks in advance!!

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    1. i just emailed you the recipe, enjoy!

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  19. Could you please send me this recipe via email? I think it looks amazing and would love to make it for Easter in a couple days. kikio79@hotmail.com
    Thank You!

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    1. @beccue's - just sent you an email! enjoy!

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  20. This is pinned to so many site but NEVER any recipe -- you would think someone would respond in comments what the actual recipe is since everyone is asking -- ridiculous!

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    1. @sallyz - the link to the recipe is in the first paragraph:
      http://www.americastestkitchen.com/recipes/detail.php?docid=8037&extcode=M**ASCA00

      but if you don't have access to the ATK website is be happy to email it to you, just send me your email address!

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  21. could someone email me the recipe as I don't have access to ATK.
    TIA!
    adarling100@pointloma.edu

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    1. @Ashley - just emailed you the recipe! enjoy!

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  22. Hi,
    Can I have the recipe please ? She looks so good !
    My address email : mathilde-michon@hotmail.fr. Thank you in advance !

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    1. @mathilde - i just sent you the recipe! :)

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