Sometimes I struggle to find just the right dish for a brunch or appetizer for a party. How many hummus platters can I truly make? You know? This time of year I really, really start to miss summer, especially summer produce. Fresh plucked tomatoes from my garden are by far the BEST, taking a bite and tasting pure summer.
I got thinking about tomato tart, one of my favorite things to do with those fresh summer tomatoes, like this one I have on the blog. I wanted to create a riff on that classic but something warm and comforting for these cold winter days. Onion tart! Classic enough to make all year long but especially good when you're craving comfort food.
This onion tart would be delightful for brunch or cut up into small pieces and used as an appetizer dish. Who says your Superbowl party can't have these fancy appetizers?
The balance of a buttery crust, cheese, labneh and sweet onions really gives this tart soooooo much depth of flavor. A bit of sweetness from the onions, salty sharpness from the cheese, tanginess from the labneh and pure heaven from the buttery crust. If you don't have labneh, you can easily substitute with thick Greek yogurt or ricotta cheese, both would be a good substitute.
I love making my own pie dough, it's simple ingredients but you can certainly use prepared pie dough. I would definitely work in the cheese and thyme in the dough to give it that extra something special.