Monday, 29 October 2012


Caramelised Onion, Bacon and Brie Tart that is...

Amazing how foods evoke memories. This one takes me back to the timber deck overlooking my garden at home in Perth, a hot summer evening with the overhead fan whirring above us, enjoying a steak cooked on the BBQ, Brie tart and a nice fresh salad. Throw in a nice crisp white wine and a few good friends and it's a favourite meal.

I only made it once in my four years in Shanghai...Brie was hideously expensive and I only found Filo pastry once in four years. Just as I was leaving I noticed my favourite grocer, Avocado Lady now kept both reasonably priced Brie and Filo  regularly. Typical!

It's not very healthy...but everything in moderation right... love how the recipe uses low fat sour cream, cheese and skim that's going to trade off all the butter and brie calories! I found  4 x 200g Brie at the local Farmer's Market for £2 so I couldn't resist taking a trip down memory crazy not to....

You will need...

6 Sheets Filo Pastry
50gm can use margarine
3 or 4 Medium Onions
3 Teaspoons Brown Sugar
3 Teaspoons Balsamic Vinegar
250g Brie or Camembert cheese (Original recipe says 125g...but trust me 250g is better)
3 Rashers Bacon
4 Eggs
1/2 Cup Light Sour Cream
1/4 Cup Skim Milk
30 Reduced Fat Grated Cheese, grated

1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Coat 23cm quiche dish with oil spray
3. Place Filo sheets over base and sides of dish and spray with oil between each layer. Trim.
4. Melt butter in pan and add onions. Fry gently until soft and translucent...about 3 minutes. Add sugar and vinegar. Fry gently a further 5 minutes or until onion is tender and golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

5. Arrange onion over the filo base, followed by a layer of brie and then bacon. Eat the brie that      doesn't quite fit perfectly!

6. Combine eggs, sour cream and milk together. Pour over the filling and sprinkle with the cheese.
7. Bake for 30 minutes or until firm and golden. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.

8. Enjoy with grilled steak, or chicken breast, crisp salad and a glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc!

9. Go for long walk to use up all those calories!


  1. what flair your recipe invokes! My tummy is keen, the hips not so much!

    1. It's definitely an occasional treat rather than a regular dinner that's for sure!

  2. YUM!!! I hope you can make this for us one day when we visit you in the land of cheap brie! xx

    1. Any time! The cheeses here...oh how you would love the cheeses!