Caramelized Onion Bacon Tart

Caramelized Onion Bacon Tart

Caramelized Onion Bacon Tart

Prep Time

35 minutes

Cook Time

40 minutes


8 people

Crisp bacon and caramelized onions make perfect partners in this craveable, savory tart.

Why Try? This tart is a terrific appetizer to serve at a big party. It is easy to make and it eats as good as it looks.

• The entire tart can be prepared ahead of time. Parbake the shell, caramelize the onions, and make the ricotta cheese mixture a day in advance, then assemble at the last minute and pop into the oven. It also holds very well in the refrigerator for warming up later. Parbaking simply means you partially bake the shell then finish it off after it is fully assembled. • Cutting the raw bacon slices before frying will give them a more curled look for a better overall appearance.


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 4 medium onions, cut lengthwise, sliced thin
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


  • 1 Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • 2 Unroll piecrust; press into a dark coated 8-inch tart pan. Parbake shell for 10 minutes. Let cool.
  • 3 Lower oven to 350°F.
  • 4 Cut raw bacon slices into cubes. In a medium frying pan over medium heat cook bacon just until it starts to crisp. Place bacon pieces on paper towel to drain.
  • 5 In pan with bacon fat, caramelize the sliced onions until they become a deep rich caramel brown.
  • 6 Mix ricotta cheese, egg yolk, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano. Spread onto bottom of tart shell.
  • 7 Arrange caramelized onions over top to cover ricotta mixture. Sprinkle rest of cheese over onions and arrange bacon pieces on top.
  • 8 Bake for 40-45 minutes.


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