Rustic Tart with Caramelized Onions, Apples and Red Cabbage

A slice of this flavorful tart is perfect as a light evening meal, perhaps with a green salad on the side. Caramelizing the onions is the only time involved — otherwise it uses high-quality, ready-made ingredients.
Course Entree


  • 16 ounces frozen French bread dough thawed
  • non-stick spray
  • 3 medium yellow onions
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup imported German red cabbage with apples
  • 4 oz imported German Brie with herbs
  • 1 tsp minced fresh thyme


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Stretch bread dough into a 10-inch circle. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 10 minutes, then stretch into a 15-inch circle. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, peel and roughly chop onions. Heat non-stick spray in a large skillet, and add onion slices and salt. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until soft; turn heat to medium-low and cover. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent and caramelizing. Add 1/4 cup water and continue cooking until completely caramelized and no bitterness remains.
  • Spread onions onto pre-baked tart, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edges. Top with cabbage, apples and bits of cheese. Sprinkle with thyme. Bake 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes, then cut into wedges and serve.


A pizza dough makes the perfect platform for our Rustic Onion Tart. Make a tart base from Kathi Pizzateig (Thin Crust Pizza Base Baking Mix), available on our website and on our sister site, The Taste of Germany.