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Goats Cheese and Red Onion Jam Pastries

Cheese and Onion Pastries

In my fridge, I had some soft goats cheese and baby plum tomatoes and in my freezer, I had some ready-made puff pastry.

Goats Cheese and Red Onion Jam Pastries

And in my cupboard I had a jar of red onion jam; so wondering what to do with all these nice things, I came up with this.

Very easy to make and perfect as a light lunch!


Please see the recipe card below for full details. Prepare the pastry,, part-bake before adding the filling.

Goats Cheese and Red Onion Jam Pastries ready for the oven

Yield: 2
Author: Jan Bennett
Goats Cheese and Red Onion Jam Pastries

Goats Cheese and Red Onion Jam Pastries

Quick and easy lunch idea!
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 25 Min


  • 250g of Ready-made puff pastry - cut into two pieces
  • 1 Jar of Red onion jam
  • 100g of Soft goats cheese
  • 6 x Baby plum tomatoes
  • Fresh thyme leaves - chopped
  • Rocket leaves and a few olives 


Preheat the even to 190C or 375F Gas 5
  1. I rolled the pastry till into two oblongs until they were about a quarter of an inch thick - or slightly more.
  2. Then I lightly scored (being careful not to go right the way through) a border of just over half an inch all the way around.
  3. Taking a fork, lightly prick the pastry inside the border all over to prevent pastry on the inside part from rising as much as the rest of the pastry then place them on a non-stick baking tray.
  4. Bake in the heated oven for about 10 minutes, remove and very carefully retrace the line you made that formed the border.
  5. Normally, you see in recipes where you would remove the top layer of pastry and either discard or use it as a lid. 
  6. I didn't remove it, after re-tracing the scored line, I just pushed it to the bottom to make the base thicker and more yummy.
  7. Now spread a good amount (to your liking) of the red onion jam all over the bottom and top with some goats cheese.
  8. Now, add some halved cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle with some freshly chopped thyme leaves.
  9. Return to the oven for (approx) a further 10 minutes until the cheese begins to melt and the pastry takes on a light golden brown colour.
  10. Remove from the oven and top with some black olives and rocket and serve immediately.

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  1. Jan, I've never seen red onion jam here. Mint jam might be a substitute as that is readily available in the USA.
    These pastries look nice and I bet would be great as an appetizer.

  2. Jan, this photographed extremely well and your fridge clean-up is an immense success!

  3. Jan, Peter is right - I love the idea of fridge clean up and how it all just seems to work itself out!


  4. They look yumptious,Jan, but like Sue, red onion jam is a new one on me.

  5. Hi Jan, cool blog and nice recipes! I'm going to book mark you!

  6. That looks delicious Jan! Well done you!

  7. I bought some red onion marmalade and a lovely bit of brie from the farmers market on Sat. Think that would be a good combo too. yours looks delicious - I love goats cheese but hubby not so keen! Men huh!!

  8. Lovin' this! I just happen to have made some red onion marmelade that I will be posting on my blog! Now I have a fantastic use for it! Not too keen on goat cheese, maybe feta would do? Lovely throw-together! Much love - Raquel XO

  9. That looks good. I still haven't tried working with simple puff pastry and yet it always looks so good! The red onion jam also sounds really interesting.

  10. I always like the creativity that comes from just throwing a few ingredients together.

  11. I love these recipes, that spring from the need to use up stuff in the fridge! The combo of the red onion jam and goat's cheese is one of my favourites and the tomatoes are so pretty - yum!

  12. Gorgeous, I love pastries like these! Great photos too Jan.

  13. I'm a firm believer in the powers of frozen puff pastry :) Your tart looks great!

  14. I bought some goat's cheese yesterday and was thinking about a winter salad, but this looks like heaven....


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