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Pissaladière – French Savoury Tart

Cuisine: French
Region: Provence, Côt D’ Azur

The Pissaladière is a savoury tart made with onions, olives, grated cheese and anchovy fillets. (It looks like… pizza, but French style.)

Serves 6-8
Cooking time: 20 min
You need: a tart baking pan and a frying pan


  • 250g (8 oz) shortcrust pastry (click here for the recipe)
  • 2 Tbsp olve oil
  • 3 large onions, diced
  • 12 black olives
  • 60g anchovy fillets
  • 125g (4 oz) grated cheese (Cheddar or Gruyere)


  1. Preheat the oven to 210C / 420F.
  2. Prepare the shortcrust pastry
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan and saute the onions until they are soft and translucent.
  4. Roll out the pastry and arrange it on a @30cm / 12in shallow tart baking pan.
  5. Add the sauted onions and spread them around the pan.
  6. Place the olives and the anchovies on top of the onions.
  7. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top, evenly.
  8. Bake for @20 min, until the pastry is cooked and the tart looks golden.

Notes on the Pissaladière – French Savoury Tart

  • Serve hot.
  • Shortcrust recipe, here.

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