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A recipe for a Fig Tart with Caramelized Red Onions Fig Tart with Caramelized Red Onions recipe. This is a recipe where figs, goat cheese, and caramelized onions totally fall in love with each other while tucked into a flaky puff pastry shell. Yea. So I like to imagine eating this love tart while starting into my significant others eyes on the couch while watching Star Wars. But, thats just me. For you, (and me), your significant other could be a computer, or a cat, or a real life human being. Maybe you’re watching Dateline NBC, or a 6 hour black and white silent documentary. Either way, this tart is still awesome sauce.
♥ Teri

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Fig Tart with Caramelized Red Onions
Makes 1 tart

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ red onion, thinly sliced
1 ½ teaspoons light brown sugar
4 ounces goat cheese, softened
1 orange, zested
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed and cut into a 9”x 6” rectangle
5-6 figs, stems removed and sliced
2 teaspoons thyme, minced
salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Melt butter in a medium sauté pan, over medium heat.
3. Add the sliced onions to the pan and sauté for about 5 minutes.
4. Stir the sugar into the onions and bring the heat down to medium-low. Season with salt and pepper and stir.
5. Allow the onions to slowly caramelize in the pan for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6. While the onions caramelize, fold the goat cheese and orange zest together in a small bowl until fully combined.
7. Spread an even layer of the goat cheese mixture over the puff pastry, leaving a ½ inch border.
8. Layer the sliced figs and caramelized onions over the goat cheese mixture and top with thyme. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
9. Carefully transfer the puff pastry onto a baking sheet lined with parchment.
10. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges of the tart are golden brown.
11. Allow the tart to cool, about 5 minutes. Cut into pieces and serve.

  1. Emma @ Sweet Mabel Not Specified Not Specified

    Sounds wonderful and the pictures are beautiful. Another fig recipe for me to try!

  2. Pure2raw Twins Not Specified Not Specified

    love the photos and love the recipe. I just love fig season! it is so sad that it has such a short season.

  3. Katherine Sacks Not Specified Not Specified

    Looks delicious and perfect for fall!

  4. Bev Weidner Not Specified Not Specified

    Lick, lick, lick.

    Oh, Hi!

  5. Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

    Hi all! Something I didn’t add in this recipe, but is WONDERFUL on this tart is topping it off with a drizzle of “whole grain mustard glaze” (very easy):

    Whole Grain Mustard Glaze:

    1/4 cup honey

    2 1/2 tablespoons good quality whole grain mustard

    1) Stir together and drizzle over tart.

  6. Frederike Not Specified Not Specified

    Hurray for figs! And hurray for posting this recipe! YUM

  7. Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    Dude. This is seriously the prettiest tart ever. Everything about it looks beautiful. UGH! You guys make me sick sometimes. LOVEZ YOU!!!

  8. maggie Not Specified Not Specified

    Funny. For me it will be on the couch with my husband, our two cats, and a couple hours worth of Arrested Development Episodes….

    I will trick my husband into liking Figs with this one!

  9. Aaron from The Amused Bouche Blog Not Specified Not Specified

    You had me at figs and goat cheese

  10. josephine Not Specified Not Specified

    I love the “fig streak” you guys are on with the recipes. I LOVE figs, and I wish they could stick around all season. I love putting them in my smoothies.

  11. Leslie Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ve never tried fig this way… looks tasty!!

  12. TheFromagette Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow, you’re the perfect wife. If only I would watch Star Wars with my hubby, he would think he’d died and gone to heaven…

  13. Nicole Franzen Not Specified Not Specified

    quit tempting me! looks sooo good and now i am starving and have to go make this :) yum!!!!

  14. C Not Specified Not Specified

    I feel like such a loser ’cause I love to cook but I’ve never tried figs before. I need to get my butt to the grocery store and make some of these recipes.

  15. joey Not Specified Not Specified

    It certainly is awesome :) Oh my kingdom for fresh figs!

  16. Ashlae Not Specified Not Specified

    Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaawd, the photos! Killing me. In the best way possible. You two ladies go together like peanut butter and jelly. Seriously, your blog makes my days better.

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  18. joanna of sbp Not Specified Not Specified

    ooohhhhhh myyyyyyy! delicious!

  19. kali Not Specified Not Specified

    i made this last week for a gathering at my house. my guests were so impressed! i also made two other recipes – roasted garlic and artichoke dip and blue cheese stuffed figs. thank you for furnishing the food ideas for my party.

  20. Lora @ Not Specified Not Specified

    This is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen! I’ve had pizza similar to this before but it usually comes with prosciutto and truffle out but this looks so good I think I could ditch those two things and try it out!

  21. erin @WELL in L.A. Not Specified Not Specified

    I just grabbed what might be the last of the figs for the season at a farmers market this morning. This is so delicious I can’t wait to get in the kitchen and cook + bake! Thank you for your beautiful blog and tempting recipes!

  22. Vy Not Specified Not Specified

    can’t wait to try your recipe!

  23. rachelsdigestif Not Specified Not Specified

    I made a fig pizza not too long ago. So delicious! Love this idea!!

  24. susan Not Specified Not Specified

    figs and onions – what a perfect combo!

  25. Kulsum at JourneyKitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    That looks like a work of art. Figs are so fabulously beautiful. But you make it look even better. Love it!

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  31. Jennie Not Specified Not Specified

    I have a long fig season and am always looking for new recipes. You can also freeze them for winter use. Just put a bunch in a plastic bag, freeze then use as you would a fresh fig. I even did some nice paintings of figs

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  34. Bubble Girl Not Specified Not Specified

    Cannot even wait to make a gluten free version for my next dinner party! This looks beyond fab!

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