Onion and Bacon Tart

December 5th, 2011

This is a recipe that has been in my folder for a long time.  Unfortunately I did not write down the source.  I have found that it is a great recipe for a simple supper after Christmas shopping or on an appetizer table for the holidays.  You can make your own pizza crust or if you need one quickly, you can buy one of the crusts in a tube.
I love the sauteed onions and bacon on it.  Instead of a tomato sauce and cheeses it has a custard made from sour cream and an egg.  It is subtly seasoned with nutmeg and caraway seeds.  Perfect for this time of year.


8 slices Bacon, Chopped
5 cups onions, sliced
1 large egg
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 13.8 ounce tube refrig. pizza dough or your own home made pizza dough
1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. F.  Saute bacon in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp.  Remove to paper towels to drain.  Remove all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings from skillet.  Add onions and saute over medium heat until onions are very tender, about 20 minutes.  Cool.

Whisk egg, sour cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in large bowl to blend.  Stir in cooled onion mixture and most of bacon.

Roll pizza dough out on lightly floured surface to 13 x 10 inch rectangle or into a circle to fit pizza pan.  Transfer dough to baking sheet.  Spread onion mixture over dough, leaving 1/2 inch plain border around edges.  Add remaining bacon and sprinkle with carasay seeds.

Bake tart until onion custard is set and crust is golden brown around edges and brown on bottom, about 25 minutes.

There is still time to vote in the eRecipeCards contest.  I am currently in 3rd place and I could really use your vote.  Just go over to the website and register.  Then go to the home page and follow the links to the O Olive Oil Contest.  Thanks everybody.

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13 responses to “Onion and Bacon Tart”

  1. Eileen says:

    This sounds really good. I love good onion flavored things like this. It does sound perfect for this time of year, too.

  2. Pam says:

    I’m drooling now! This looks and sounds delicious, Penny and I’m looking forward to making it one of these days during this busy season!

  3. That sounds wonderful! I just made a mushroom and asparagus tart on puff pastry, that turned out pretty good. I am heading over to vote!

  4. Jay says:

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    Tasty Appetite

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  6. Looks beautiful Penny and you’re so right, great for the holidays.

  7. Robin Sue says:

    This looks like a nice and easy recipe for this time of year. I need easy right now! I haven’t even begun to Christmas shop. I think I may be in trouble! I did vote! Your dish looked fantastic Penny.

  8. Kristen says:

    Simple suppers like this are my favorite. The whole tart, from top to bottom, sounds delicious.

  9. Love bacon, love onions, would love a piece right now!!

  10. Big Dude says:

    Since I love onions and bacon, I can imagine how much I’d enjoy this.

  11. Rita says:

    What a great recipe that I know would be a hit with my bacon lover partner. Love your photo.

  12. Cathy says:

    This looks so delicious, Penny. I love pizza and am always looking for something other than tomato sauce to top it. Love the sprinkle of caraway seeds with onions and bacon.

  13. Perfecto. Nutmeg and Caraway are a great addition. And rule of thumb, if you can’t remember where to attribute a recipe, just direct them to me. I’m a whore for web hits! 🙂 Happy New Year!

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