Caramelized Vidalia Sweet Onion Tart
Like a new twist on quiche? Give this sweet onion tart a try.
- 1 (9 inch) pie shell dish
- 4 large RealSweet® onions, sliced
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1½ cups heavy cream
- 4 eggs
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
- 9 inch pie shell
- salt & pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350℉.
- Sauté diced onions in 2 tablespoons oil and 1 tablespoon butter until caramelized and golden brown. Note: Be sure the onions have lost most of their moisture.
- Add 2 teaspoons thyme and pinch of salt. Remove from pan and allow to cool.
- In a bowl, combine 1½ cups heavy cream, 4 whisked eggs, ½ teaspoon nutmeg, and salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Whisk the eggs before you add the onions to make the mixture a bit airy.
- Pour mixture into pie shell and bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until center does not jiggle.
About the Author
Long before Vidalia sweet onions became a worldwide favorite in the 1980s, they were a local treasure in the small region of Southeast Georgia where they grow. Only the specific soil and climate in that area can produce a Vidalia sweet onion, and you literally can't grow one anywhere else. Mr. Buck Shuman was one of the pioneers of the Vidalia industry -- in fact, several of the most popular varieties in production today came about under Mr. Buck's watchful eye. A few years backs, he was inducted into the Vidalia Onion Hall of Fame. And now, his son, John Shuman, has built one of the world's largest sweet onion empires under the banner of Shuman Farms. And Shuman Farms has two labels it brings sweet onions to market under -- RealSweet®, and... you guessed it, Mr. Buck's. John Shuman came home from college in the 1990s and picked up his father's work. Since then, he's grown Shuman Farms from a small broker of other growers' onions to a world industry force with multiple grower-partners, including John himself, who was recently named Vidalia Onion Grower of the Year. Shuman Farms is the industry leader when it comes to Vidalias -- and when that season (sadly) runs out in early September from its April start, Shuman Farms is also the leading grower and importer of Vidalia's cousin, Peruvian sweet onions, from September to March.