Individual Caramelised Onion Tarts

Difficulty: Easy – Medium

Makes 4

Caramelised onions are delicious and I’ll use any opportunity to make them. Yesterday’s reason was caramelised onion tart, in individual servings although you could make a large one if you’d prefer. I used store bought shortcrust pastry for convenience but if you’d prefer to go all out and make your own, who am I to stop you?! It works with puff pastry as well, just in case you were wondering.


  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 large red onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1 300 gram tub silken tofu
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 3 sheets shortcrust pastry


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and grease 4 individual tart cases.
  2. In a large pan, heat the olive oil on medium-high before adding the onion.
  3. As the onion begins to soften, add the sugar and 2 teaspoons of salt, stirring occasionally.
  4. Continue to cook the onion for a further 30 minutes, stirring every so often so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  5. While the onion is caramelising, blitz the tofu, pine nuts, nutritional yeast, remaining salt and garlic in a food processor.
  6. Cut the pastry to an appropriate size to line the inside of the tart case. Press the pastry into the greased case and cut excess off the top.
  7. Evenly spread the caramelised onion on the base of the pastry before pouring the tofu mixture on top.
  8. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the top has risen slightly and gone golden brown.
  9. Serve with steamed greens or salad.


  • Nina Herbert

    This looks lovely. Looking forward to making some. Hey and I have all the ingredients.
    Thanks for the recipe.