Onion, Apple and Gruyere Tart

Author: Canadian Living

Use cooking apples, such as Northern Spy Crispin or Golden Delicious. They keep their shape and are full of flavour. Note that this tart is a tall one, baked in a spingform pan.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2004

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 apples grated
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup 18% cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese
Pastry:
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cubed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Ice water (approx)

Method

Pastry:
In large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and dry mustard. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until in coarse crumbs. In liquid measure and using fork, beat egg yolk with vinegar until frothy; pour in enough ice water to make 1/3 cup (75 mL). Drizzle over flour mixture, stirring briskly with fork unitl dough holds together. Press into ball; flatten into disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days; let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before rolling out.)

On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry into 12-inch (30 cm) circle; fit over bottom and all the way up side of 8-inch (2 L) springform pan. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Line pastry with foil; fill evenly with pie weights or dried beans. Bake in bottom third of 400ºF (200ºC) oven until firm, about 20 minutes. Remove weights and foil; bake until light golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool on rack.

Meanwhile, in skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook onion, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high; add apples and saute or 2 minutes. Set aside.

In bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, parsley, chives, rosemary, mustard, salt and pepper. Sprinkle half of the cheese evenly over prepared crust. Spread apple mixture over top. Slowly pour egg mixture over top; sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake in bottom thrid of 375ºF (190ºC) oven until golden and knife inserted in centre comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 895 mg
  • Protein 23 g
  • Calories 769.0
  • Total fat 53 g
  • Cholesterol 386 mg
  • Saturated fat 30 g
  • Total carbohydrate 52 g

%RDI

  • Iron 24.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 46.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 37.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 53.0
  • Vitamin C 12.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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