Blackberry Tart With Cheese And Onion

By Samar Maatouk
08 Apr,2021


1 and a quarter cup of flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons of butter

3 tablespoons of cold water


The filling

1 cup of ricotta cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon butter

1 small onion, chopped

1 tablespoon of olive oil

2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

2/3 cup of water

3/4 cup of blackberries

1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme

1 teaspoon cornstarch


How to prepare

To prepare the dough, mix the flour with the salt, then add the butter until the mixture becomes like sand.

Add the water gradually until the dough becomes granular. The dough is formed in the form of a cylinder and wrapped with plastic wrap, then put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Place the dough in a tart tray, leaving excess dough on the sides and decorate it with a fork. Top it with baking paper, then pour some beans in the middle and place the dough in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove baking paper and beans, grease with melted butter. Mix the ricotta cheese with salt and pepper and pour over the tart. Put again in the oven until browned.

To prepare the filling, cook the onions in oil over a fire until golden. Add balsamic vinegar and simmer for 10 minutes. Add water, berries, thyme and simmer for 3 minutes. Add corn starch and stir until combined, remove from heat and add one tablespoon of lemon juice.

Spread the mixture over the tartar and garnish with fresh thyme leaves before serving.