Fig season is upon us and after spotting these beauties in the supermarket, I just had to whip up an autumnal recipe with them. This Fig and Caramelised Onion Tart is so easy to make and is such a delicious lunch option, it also makes a great starter to serve at a dinner party! A base of buttery puff pastry topped with caramelised onions, juicy figs, creamy feta, pine nuts, micro greens and balsamic glaze. I am not really a fan of plain figs on their own, but when they are roasted or grilled and served up with ingredients like balsamic and feta they are so yummy!
This tart uses store bought pastry to keep things simple, by all means make your own puff pastry, but it is hard to get those layers right! All you are prepping here is the caramelised onions and then just adding the toppings and baking like you would a pizza. So easy!
- Figs are a wonderful source of fibre and are a natural remedy for keeping things regular!
- Figs also contain prebiotic fibre, which acts as food for our gut bacteria and helps them to thrive.
- Gluten-Free: Use gluten-free puff pastry (may be a bit trickier to find and usually doesn’t quite puff as well but it works!)
- Vegan and dairy free: Use a vegan puff pastry, many sold in the shops already are. Just look for one that uses vegetable oil instead of butter. Leave off the feta or add some vegan cheese. Use coconut oil for the caramelised onions.
Fig and Caramelised Onion Tart
- 1 roll ready made puff pastry
- 1 red onion
- 1 tbsp butter or coconut oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 3 figs sliced
- 50 g feta
- 2 tbsp pine nuts
- handful micro greens or rocket
- balsamic glaze optional
- Peel and cut the red onion french style (thin half moons).
- Melt the butter/coconut oil in a saucepan over low/medium heat.
- Add the onions and cook gently until very soft, about 5 minutes. Season to taste.
- Add the balsamic vinegar and 2 tbsp water, mix well and cover with a lid.
- Cook for roughly 10 minutes over low heat, until sticky and caramelised, add an extra tbsp of water if your onions dry out. Set aside once done.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400f/200c.
- Unroll the puff pastry and lay out on a baking tray or pizza stone.
- Fold over the edges of the pastry by about 2cm to create a lip all the way around.
- Sprinkle the caramelised onions over the pastry.
- Arrange the fig slices on the tart followed by the pine nuts and a sprinkle of crumbled feta.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes, until the pastry is crisp and golden and the feta is melted.
- Sprinkle over the microgreens, drizzle over some balsamic glaze, cut in to wedges and serve.
I hope that you enjoy this Fig and Caramelised Onion Tart recipe as much as I do! Please let me know down in the comments what you think. You may also like my Rainbow Vegetable Tart