Caramelised Onion Tarts with Ham and Feta

These tarts are great hot or cold and can be prepared a day in advance.

3 tbsp Fig Balsamic Vinegar

2 tbsp Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3 red onions coarsely chopped

1 tbsp brown sugar

3 sheets ready-rolled puff pastry, slightly thawed

70g feta cheese, cubed into 2cm pieces

70g leg ham, cubed into 2cm pieces


Heat oil in a frying pan and add onion and vinegar, stirring occasionally over medium-low heat for approximately 30 minutes or until onion is soft and dark.

Add the sugar and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Transfer to a bowl to cool.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

Grease 24 shallow patty tins. Using a star shaped cutter or similar, cut circles from pastry sheets and place in greased patty tins.

Bake in a moderate oven until pastry is just starting to puff (about 8 mins).

Remove from oven and gently press into the centre of each case with the back of a teaspoon to create a shallow well.

Add a teaspoon of the caramelised onion to each tart shell.

Add a couple of pieces of ham and cheese on top of the onion jam and bake for a further 5-10 mins or until pastry is golden and puffed.