Apple, Cheddar and Onion Tart

Cooked up on November 7, 2011

Filed under: baking, dinner, fall, frugal, vegetarian

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So here it is: Day 1 of Apple Week. As I said, it is my goal to do both traditional and nontraditional things with apples. So today we are starting a little on the nontraditional side with a tart made with apple, cheddar and yellow onions.


Pretty much the fall-iest food one could possibly dream up, if you ask me. I guess we could have added bacon? But we didn’t, and it was sweet, salty and perfect for a light dinner in.

Here’s what you need:

  • One pie crust, rolled out and placed in a tart pan
  • 1-2 large apples that are good for baking – we used Braeburn
  • One large yellow onion
  • About 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • Salt and pepper

Start by slicing your onions into thin rings and caramelizing them in a skillet by cooking them in a tiny bit of oil on low, slowly allowing them to turn sweet and brown.


While the onions are caramelizing, roll out your pie crust and place it in the tart pan. Slice your apple(s) thinly – no more than 1/4 inch thick and arrange them in your tart pan first.


Add your shredded cheese on top of the apples to act as a glue for the apples and onions, then add the onions on top:

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes –  your indicator here is the crust. You want it to be browned just slightly.

This is fall in savory pie form.



  1. Looks delicious, I’m definitely going to make this!

    Comment by Kelly Keys — November 8, 2011 @ 9:41 am

  2. Yay! Glad you like it.

    Comment by bekky — November 8, 2011 @ 10:19 am

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