French Onion Tarte Tatin. Thickly-sliced sweet onions are cooked with butter & white wine until golden brown. The caramelized onions are topped with Gruyere cheese and baked under a pie crust.
Would you just take a moment and admire those gorgeous rings of golden brown, delicious, caramelized onions? Can we all just agree that, nothing, and I mean nothing, in the world smells better than onions frying in butter. Well, except maybe for chocolate chip cookies baking if I’m more in the mood for sweet than savory, but I digress…
Can’t you just imagine what this French Onion Tarte Tatin tastes like from ogling that photo? Well, I assure you that it tastes just as fabulous as you are imagining it does!
I seriously don’t even know what to say about this recipe. I am so completely happy with the way this thing turned out. I was mulling over the idea of a savory onion upside down cake when I decided the only thing better than an upside down cake is an upside down tart. The French call it a Tarte Tatin. I just call it one of my favoritest desserts ever!
As I was writing the recipe I was thinking about how to caramelize the onions and make a bit of a “sauce” since there wouldn’t be an actual caramel sauce in the pan, as there is for a traditional Apple Tarte Tatin. So I decided to add a little white wine (Remember! Alcohol enhances flavors!) and some chicken stock to create the sauce. Those flavors immediately brought French Onion Soup to mind, which of course brought melty Gruyere Cheese to mind.
So there you have it! Two of the greatest French dishes combined into one super fab, super delish tart. Serve it as an appetizer, for lunch, at brunch. Whenever you serve it, I suggest you serve with with a nice, cold glass of dry white wine.
Watch this video to see how to make French Onion Tarte Tatin:
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