Alsatian Tarte Flambée Recipe

When visiting the Alsace region of France, you simply must stop for a taste of their famous Tarte Flambée or Flammekueche.

It is also called: 

Flammkuchen, Flàmmeküeche or Flammkuche, and has its origin in Alsace France. 

So, when visiting beautiful places like Colmar in France, a stop to eat true Alsatian Tarte Flambée should definitely be on your itinerary.

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What is Tarte Flambée?

This specialty is composed of bread dough rolled out very thinly and which is then covered with Fromage blanc or crème fraîche, thin-sliced onions, and bacon.  It is simply delicious!  Almost a “French version of the pizza.”

Tarte Flambee Recipe
What is the difference between Flammkuchen and Pizza?

The main difference between a Flammekueche and a pizza is that the Flammekueche sauce topping is not tomato-based.  Instead it is normally fromage blanc, or crème fraîche. (which I love)

Basic Recipe for Tarte Flambée

Difficulty:  Easy

Time:  10 in oven

Cuisine:  French

For the base:

  • 140 g plain wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 60 ml water


For the Topping:

  • Bacon
  • Red onion (thinly sliced)
  • Crème fraîche or Fromage blanc
  • 1 pinch nutmeg and salt and pepper
Recipe for Tarte Flambee

How to make Tarte Flambée

  • Preheat the oven to 450F/230°C.
  • Prepare the base as you would for any pizza.  Roll out very thinly.
  • Spread with the Creme Fraiche / Fromage blanc.
  • Top with your favorite toppings.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes until done.

The classic Tarte Flambée is one of the French secrets that you can easily make at home.  If like me, you love a thin pizza base and anything that has Crème fraîche on it, you’ll love this recipe.  It is also a favorite when entertaining at home. 

Love, Anna C

PS:  You can watch the video below for more inspiration.

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