Savoury Plum Caramelised Onion & Goat’s Cheese Tart

Sweet & juicy the MONTAGUE tree™ plum paired perfectly with a balance of flavours with goat’s cheese, thyme and caramelised onion, in a rustic, homestyle almond pastry. 

This recipe is perfect for an entree, entertaining or as a delightful savoury dish to your table.

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

About the Recipe

  • The pastry is a simple combination of almond flour, tapioca flour, eggs and olive oil. Together they make a rustic, homestyle almond pastry that’s naturally gluten free.
  • The filling includes sweet caramelised onion with a hint of sharpness from balsamic vinegar. Topped with the fresh, vibrant and luscious Montague tree plums, creamy goat’s cheese (or nut cheese) and fresh thyme.
  • Add roasted pecans for a nutty crunch.
  • Use nut cheese for a dairy free alternative to goat’s cheese such as the Live Love Nourish macadamia feta.


To make the tart you will need:

  • To make the pastry, use almond meal, tapioca flour and kitchen staples, eggs and olive oil. When choosing tapioca flour look for a preservative free option or opt for organic.
  • For the filling use red onion, balsamic vinegar, Montague tree plums, goat’s cheese and thyme. Look for the vibrant coloured fresh Montague plums that add luscious flavour and colour to this recipe.

Savoury Plum, Caramelised Onion & Goat’s Cheese Tart Gluten Free

Nutrition Tips:

  • Not only is this tart delicious but it is a healthier recipe thanks to using real food ingredients and a whole food inspired pastry filled with vitamin and antioxidant rich plums.
  • Using an almond meal pastry this recipe will provide a source of healthy fats and plant based protein. Both of these nutrients help to keep our blood sugar levels balanced and keep us fuller longer.
  • Adding Montague tree plums provides a source of vitamins, fibre and antioxidants.

Dietary Notes:

This recipe is:

  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free option (see recipe notes)
  • Preservative free

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Savoury Plum Caramalised 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. 

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This recipe was created by nutritionist and recipe developer Casey-Lee Lyons in proud partnership with the MONTAGUE tree Stone Fruit.


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