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Fig tart with caramelized onions, rosemary, and stilton

on November 23, 2010


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large onions, chopped quite finely
  • sprig rosemary
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sherry or red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 lb prepared puff pastry or home made( shortcrust pastry using 11.4 c flour, 8 oz. butter, about 2 tbs cold water, pinch salt – make in usual way and refrigerate for at least an hour.)
  • 1 pint fresh figs, halved
  • 2 oz. stilton cheese
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • honey


  1. In large skillet melt butter and oil
  2. Add onions and rosemary and cook slowly until caramelized, stirring occasionally – about 40 mins.
  3. Stir in vinegar to scrape up particles on bottom.
  4. Mix milk and egg and stir into onions. Remove rosemary sprig.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  6. Roll out pastry to about 11 x 17″ and place on parchment paper on baking sheet.
  7. Spread onions over pastry, place cut side up figs on top, then sprinkle on crumbled cheese and pine nuts.
  8. Bake at 400 about 30-45 minutes until bubbly and brown.
  9. Sprinkle with a few rosemary leaves and drizzle with honey to serve.

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