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Carolina Kitchen: Vidalia onion tart

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By Martha Vining, assistant dining services director at Givens Estates Health Center in Asheville.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium-sized Vidalia onions (enough for 5 to 8 cups, sliced)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped, or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 cup roughly grated Swiss cheese
  • 1 pre-made, unbaked pie crust
  • 1 egg mixed with 2 tablespoons water for egg wash
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Meanwhile, heat a medium sauté pan or iron skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add olive oil, allow to heat through, add sliced Vidalia onions and thyme. Cook until soft and brown.
  3. Place pie crust on cookie sheet.
  4. Sprinkle half of the Swiss cheese in the middle of the pie crust.
  5. Spoon cooked onions over the cheese.
  6. Fold pie crust over the edges of the onions, leaving the middle open.
  7. Brush with egg wash.
  8. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with parsley, cut into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.
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