While this is a pizza almost everywhere else, in certain places on the German/French border, it goes by the totally dessert-sounding name of tarte flambée. Here we're using bacon, onions, and a creamy cheese mixture as toppings.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 tartes flambee
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a skillet and cook over medium-high heat until cooked but not crisp and fat has rendered out, about 8 minutes. Drain in a strainer; reserve the fat.

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  • Place skillet back over medium heat. Add sliced onions. Cook briefly just until they lose their raw edge and soften up slightly, 3 to 5 minutes. Add a teaspoon or 2 of bacon fat if pan seems too dry. Remove skillet from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

  • Mix fromage blanc, creme fraiche, nutmeg, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a mixing bowl.

  • Place 1 ball of pizza dough on a well-floured surface. Flatten and roll out to a 10- or 12-inch thin circle. Transfer to a cold cast iron pan. Heat over medium-high heat to pre-cook the bottom of the crust. As dough heats and bubbles appear, deflate them with the tines of a fork so crust ends up thin and crisp (not chewy). When bottom is nicely browned and just about to start getting charred, 5 to 7 minutes, remove from heat. Repeat with remaining dough.

  • Spread a generous amount of cheese mixture over the crust. Top evenly with some onions and then the bacon. Broil 5 or 6 minutes until edges are browned and starting to lift. Repeat for remaining tartes.

Chef's Note:

Once your crust is pre-browned and topped you can finish it under the broiler as I did. Or the other method would be to pop it in a 500 degree F oven, for until it's cooked to your preferred doneness, 7 to 10 minutes. Or, you can actually do both: start it in a hot oven, and then give it a minute under the broiler to seal the deal.

Nutrition Facts

657 calories; protein 27.7g; carbohydrates 71.7g; fat 26.9g; cholesterol 68mg; sodium 1637.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2018
Came as close as possible to the original Tarte Flambe I had in Strasbourg. Loved it and so did my husband. Will definitely make it again. I used small chopped ham instead of bacon to give it a more authentic taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2018
Came as close as possible to the original Tarte Flambe I had in Strasbourg. Loved it and so did my husband. Will definitely make it again. I used small chopped ham instead of bacon to give it a more authentic taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2020
Loved this, local French Bistro near me (Sidewalk Bistro, Piermont NY) uses Munster cheese. Incredible. Read More
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