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Mini caramelised onion tarts with goats cheese and beetroot relish

Mini caramelised onion tarts, Mini caramelised onion tarts with goats cheese and beetroot relish

Mini caramelised onion tarts recipe

Mini caramelised onion tarts, Mini caramelised onion tarts with goats cheese and beetroot relish


When it comes to culinary superheroes, caramelised onions definitely deserve a place at the top of the list. These versatile little wonders can transform a simple dish into something extraordinary, adding depth, sweetness, and a touch of elegance. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal or a delightful appetizer for your next gathering, mini caramelised onion tarts are the perfect solution.

Imagine biting into a crisp and buttery pastry tartlet filled with the luscious sweetness of caramelised onions. The combination of flavours and textures is simply divine. These mini tarts are not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make, especially if you have a batch of caramelised onions waiting in your refrigerator. They are the ultimate lifesaver when unexpected guests arrive or when you need a quick and impressive snack.

To create these delectable treats, take out the caramelised onions you prepared earlier. The golden brown onions, slow-cooked to perfection, are the star ingredient of this dish. Their sweet and savoury notes will provide a delightful contrast to the flaky pastry crust.

Next, grab some mini pastry tartlet shells. You can either make them from scratch or find pre-made ones at your local deli or gourmet grocer. Spoon a generous amount of the caramelised onions into each tartlet shell, making sure to distribute them evenly.

We like to then top each tartlet with a little of our beetroot and balsamic relish, followed by a few fresh thyme leaves and some goat’s cheese or feta.

The tarts can be enjoyed on their own as a delightful appetizer or served alongside a refreshing salad for a light lunch. They also make a fantastic addition to a grazing platter, offering a burst of flavour in every bite.

For a more substantial meal, pair these mini caramelised onion tarts with a side of mixed greens or roasted vegetables. Their versatility extends beyond appetizers, as they can be enjoyed as part of a larger meal or even as a satisfying snack. The sweet and savoury flavour profile of the caramelised onions adds a gourmet touch to any dish, elevating it to new heights.

If you’re eager to explore more culinary wonders and expand your recipe repertoire, look no further than the Relish Mama cookbooks. These cookbooks are filled with a treasure trove of recipes, including the coveted mini caramelised onion tarts. By bringing a copy of these cookbooks into your kitchen, you’ll gain a new best friend in the culinary world, ready to guide you through countless delicious creations.

Caramelised onions are a culinary secret weapon that can elevate any dish from ordinary to extraordinary. These mini caramelised onion tarts are a testament to their incredible versatility and mouthwatering flavour. Whether you’re entertaining guests or simply treating yourself, these tarts are a delicious and impressive option. So go ahead, indulge in the sweet and savoury delight of mini caramelised onion tarts, and let your taste buds rejoice in their perfection.



Mini caramelised onion tarts, Mini caramelised onion tarts with goats cheese and beetroot relish

Mini tartlets of caramelised onion with Relish Mama’s beetroot and balsamic relish and goats cheese

A sensational quick & easy canape for your next party or when friends drop in.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 makes
Calories: 55kcal
Author: Nellie Kerrison | Relish Mama


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar high quality
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Ready-made mini savoury pastry cases
  • I -2 tablespoon’s of Relish Mama Beetroot & Balsamic relish
  • 100 g soft good quality marinated goats cheese crumbled (or use a good quality fetta)
  • Fresh thyme leaves to garnish


  • Heat a large pan over low heat. Add the onions & cook for approximately 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally until very soft. Add the sugar, balsamic vinegar, pinch of salt & some pepper & cook for 5 minutes longer until the onions are caramelized. Remove from the heat & leave to cool. These can be stored, for up to a week, in an air-tight container in the fridge.
  • Fill the pastry cases with caramelised onions, top with Relish Mama’s beetroot and balsamic relish and a little crumbled goats cheese and thyme leaves.


*Pastry cases, great balsamic vinegars and Relish Mama beetroot & balsamic relish are available at Relish Mama’s online & in-house store. Most major supermarkets also now stock a variety of mini pastry cases as do many good delis and food stores.


Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

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