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Savoury Plum, Caramelised Onion & Goat's Cheese Tart Recipe

Savoury Plum Caramelised Onion & Goat’s Cheese Tart

Sweet & juicy Montague Plums paired perfectly with a balance of flavours with goat’s cheese, thyme and caramelised onion, in a rustic, homestyle almond flour pastry. 
Course Appetizer
Keyword Gluten Free, Grain Free, No Added Sugar, Refined Sugar Free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 6



  • 2 cups almond meal 
  • 4 tbsp tapioca flour 
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg 
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
  • Pinch sea salt


  • 4 the MONTAGUE tree™ plums
  • 2 small red onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 50g goat's cheese or dairy free alternative (such as a nut cheese)
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme 
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch sea salt


  • Microherbs
  • Fresh thyme


  • Preheat oven to 180°C. 

To make pastry:

  • To make pastry: 
    In a mixing bowl combine almond meal, tapioca flour, nutmeg and salt. Create a well in the centre and add whisked egg and olive oil. Combine flour with wet ingredients until well combined. Use hands to shape into a smooth dough. 
  • Place onto a flat surface lined with baking paper. Cover dough with baking paper. With gentle pressure roll out dough to one large round shape or 3 small if using smaller tins. Keeping flat, place into fridge to slightly firm. 

To make filling:

  • In a frying pan, heat olive oil and sauté onions until softened. Add balsamic vinegar and stir over low- medium heat, stirring regularly until sweet and caramelised. Set aside. 
  • Slice plums. 
  • Assemble:
  • Lay pastry over tart tin/s and shape edges. Bake in oven for 5-8 minutes to par cook. 
  • Fill with caramelised onion and then plums. 
  • Crumble goat’s cheese over top of plums. Sprinkle over thyme leaves. Season lightly with a pinch sea salt. 
  • Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until plums are tender and pastry has browned on edges. 


Recipe tips: 
Add crushed pecans with goats cheese before baking.