Kristine and I take our awards shows very seriously. I’ve written before about the Superbowl of awards shows, the Golden Globes. The Oscars have all the prestige though, but they are just soooooo loooong, you have a lot of categories we don’t care about (Sound Mixing, Editing, Documentary Short Subject), and by this point in awards season, you usually know who’s going to win. But then Sandra Bullock shows up in a dress that looks like a figure skating costume, Sarah Jessica Parker wears some fugly Chanel, we get to trash George Clooney’s latest girlfriend, and all is well again. So what about the actual show? Loving Robert Downey Jr and Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams, and an epic win for Kathryn Bigelow. Suck it, Avatar! That’s three hours of my life I’ll never get back (Avatar, not the Oscars, that is! ha).
- Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter with pastry cutter (or two knives) until crumbly. Whisk together sour cream and water, drizzle over flour mixture and toss until dough comes together, adding more water as necessary. Wrap in plastic wrap, chill for 1 hour (or up to a day if making in advance).
- Roll out dough to 1/4″ thickness, fit into 9″ pie plate, prick all over with fork, and chill for 30 minutes.
- Blind bake in bottom third of 400 degree oven, about 20 minutes. Remove foil and weights (you can use pie weights, dried beans or rice), bake for 10 more minutes and let cool on rack.
- Heat oil over medium heat, and let onions cook slowly until golden brown, 30-45 minutes. Let cool.
Roasted Grape Tomatoes
- Toss all ingredients together, and roast on a parchment lined baking sheet in 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Let cool.
Filling & Assesmbly
- Spread goat cheese over crust, top with caramelized onions, then tomatoes.
- In a small bowl, whisk eggs, milk, cream, salt and pepper and pour into tart.
- Bake in 375 degree oven until knife inserted in centre comes out clean – about 35-40 minutes. (I usually have to cover the tart with foil about half way through so it doesn’t get too brown).
If making ahead, let cool and chill up to 1 day. Reheat in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.