For this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, we were tasked with making a sweet apple tarte flambée. In French, it’s known as tarte flambée, in Alsatian it’s flammekueche, in German flammkuchen. Whatever you call it, it’s mouthwateringly good. The savoury version is like a very thin crust pizza topped with crème fraîche/ fromage blanc and onions and bacon – I mean what could be wrong with that? We enjoyed a number of these a few summers ago when we spent a week in Colmar in Alsace.
I’ve made a “cheat’s” version of this before (although Dorie says it’s the way most French people would make this if they bothered to make it at home – with pre-rolled puff pastry) using a Greek yoghurt instead of the fromage blanc/ crème fraîche since those are not easily accessible-items at least here in Canada. Have to say, it turned out very well!
Dorie’s sweet version uses an easy thin crust pizza dough (will be come my “go-to” it came together so easily, although my oven doesn’t get much hotter than 500˚F and this recipe really needs it to be a bit hotter than that) topped with cream cheese and Greek yoghurt and thinly sliced apples. It’s a unique (and pretty!) dessert that we enjoyed very much (as did our neighbours who saw me photographing this on our front porch and who helped us out!).
Get the recipe for Apple Tarte Flambée here or on p 118 of Baking Chez Moi.
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