Vidalia onions are an edible hallmark of spring down here in the South. Vidalia onions are a sweet onion that hails from Vidalia, Georgia. Sweet onions with a less noble label are fortunately available throughout the year. They really make this tart sing, as the sweetness plays the most beautiful taste music against the salty back-notes of the bacon and lemmony earthiness of fresh thyme.
I love this Alsacienne-themed tart so much, I actually repeated it in Tart Love - Sassy, Savory and Sweet from its original home on the pages of Southern Farmers Market Cookbook. The only recipe I’ve ever repeated, it’s just that good and can be served warm, room temperature, or hot from the oven. Bon appetit!
Holly Herrick is a recipient of Le Grande Diplome in Cuisine and Pastry from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, France. A professional food writer and restaurant critic, she is the author of five cookbooks, and is underway working on another. Visit her site and blog at www.hollyherrick.com.