Free Form Goats Cheese and Balsamic Onion Tartlets

Quick and easy to prepare and utterly delicious, these tartlets make a perfect savoury snack or starter. Readymade puff pastry takes the hard work out of the kitchen prep – simply top it with a chunk of chevin and pop in the oven until golden brown and crispy. Top with onion caramelised on the stovetop with a dash of balsamic vinegar, and serve with a simple salad of micro herbs and baby tomatoes.


Serves 4

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Cook's NoteSubstitute goats cheese for your favourite cheese.
Entertainer's TipThis can be made in advance and simply heated when ready to serve.
Product TipThe Le Creuset Non-stick metal Baking sheet is perfect for these free form tartlets pop into the oven and watch them crisp up, once cooled the tartlets slide off the non-stick surface with ease.
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  • 2 onions, finely sliced
  • 50g butter
  • 60ml balsamic vinegar
  • 30ml sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 250g puff pastry
  • 200g Chevin
  • 1 egg, beaten


Sauté the onions in the butter until golden brown. Add the balsamic vinegar and sugar. Season well with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Roll a 250g puff pastry sheet on a floured surface to about 3mm thick, and cut into 4 even squares.

Place a piece of Chevin in the centre, and fold the corners into the centre. Arrange on a Le Creuset Non-Stick Metal Baking sheet.

Brush with egg wash and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and cooked.

Top with the balsamic onions and serve with a side salad.