French Onion Pissaladière Recipe
French Onion Tart Recipe

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Recipe and photo courtesy of the Ile de France / Schratter Foods website. A Pissaladière is a French onion tart that is similar to a pizza or a savory pie. This classic French flatbread combines a crisp crust with smooth caramelized onions and zesty cumin seeds is the perfect accompaniment to brie cheese and a French creamy blue cheese on your spring cheeseboard.

French Onion Pissaladière - French Onion Tart

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French Onion Pissaladière - French Onion Tart Recipe:

Recipe Type: Appetizer, Onions, Caramelized Onions
Cuisine: French
Yields: 6 servings
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 45 min


3 cups bread flour
2 1/4 teaspoons instant rapid-rise yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt, divided
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided (plus more for oiling bowl)
4 cups (5 to 6 onions) thinly sliced yellow onions, separated into rings*
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds, divided

* Learn how to easily make Caramelized Onions


In a stand mixer with the dough-hook attachment, combine bread flour, yeast, and 1 teaspoon salt. Mix on low speed until combined, then add warm water, brown sugar and 1/4 cup of olive oil. Mix on low speed until dough forms into a ball. Turn mixer to low/medium speed and mix for 10 minutes, stopping halfway through to remove dough from hook and return it to the bowl.

Remove dough from bowl and gather dough into a ball. Drizzle just enough olive oil into the mixing bowl to coat the dough; place dough back into bowl and roll to coat lightly with the oil. Cover the bowl with kitchen towel or plastic wrap and place in draft-free warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add sliced onions, and cook on medium-low heat until onions are lightly browned and soft, about 10-15 minutes. Add honey, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cook for 1 minute, stirring to combine well. Remove from heat. Learn about making Caramelized Onions

Meanwhile, coat a sheet pan with cooking spray. Punch down dough, turn out onto prepared pan, and spread out to cover bottom of pan. Cover with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel and place in a warm, draft-free place for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Press dough lightly into pan, creating small craters all over surface with the back of a wooden spoon. Brush on remaining 2 tablespoon of olive oil, top with onion mixture, and remaining cumin seeds. Bake for 20 minutes, and cool slightly before cutting.

Makes 6 servings.



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