We’ve teamed up with Josie Eveleigh of Where Josie Goes to bring you an exciting new online series Feasting in France.

Recipe for apple cider glazed onion tart below

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Follow Josie’s cooking adventures in France as she joins well-known South African chef and author Marlene van der Westhuizen in her home in Charroux to learn how to cook French style. Every week we’ll bring you two new recipes which you can find here on our website.

This week’s recipes are for a hearty cauliflower soup and an apple cider glazed onion tart. Visit the SA Garden and Home Instagram account on Tuesdays to see Josie’s Instagram story takeover.



Apple cider glazed onion tart

(Serves 6)


1 sheet puff pastry

15g butter
125ml apple cider

50g castor sugar

15 small onions, peeled and halved

1T dried basil

250g goat’s milk cheese, sliced

6 sprigs thyme, for garnish


1. Preheat the oven to 200°C or Gas 6.

2. Roll out the pastry on a lightly buttered baking tray in a circular pie shape.

3. In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the apple cider to a slow boil.

4. Melt the sugar and butter in the cider before adding the onions and sweet basil.

5. Cook until the cider has almost evaporated and the onions are lightly caramelised.

6. Place the goat’s milk cheese slices on the pastry, spoon the onions evenly on top, using the butter, sugar and cider syrup to glaze.

7. Tuck and pinch the pastry up around the onions to form the sides of the tart and bake for about 30 minutes.

8. Garnish with the thyme and serve with a green salad.