Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Apple tart flambée

Dorie Greenspan Apple Tarte Flambee from baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comFor 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.

Tarte flambee in Alsace on eatlivetravelwrite.comI’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!

Tarte flambee preparation on eatlivetravelwrite.com Tarte flambée made with LIberté Greek yogurt on eatlivetravelwrite.com Slices of tarte flambee with Liberte greek yogurt on eatlivetravelwrite.comDorie’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!).

Dorie Greenspan Apple Tarte Flambee on eatlivetravelwrite.comTo be honest, I prefer the savoury version myself but now I know how easily this dough comes together, I’ll be using that instead of puff pastry! Thanks Dorie!

Get the recipe for Apple Tarte Flambée here or on p 118 of Baking Chez Moi.

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8 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Apple tart flambée

  1. Zosia September 27, 2016 at 07:24 #

    I quite liked this but your savoury version looks fantastic!

  2. Cakelaw September 27, 2016 at 07:52 #

    Glad you enjoyed it Mardi. For effort versus reward, I was underwhelmed, although it tasted good.

    • Mardi Michels September 27, 2016 at 09:12 #

      This would definitely be much less effort (and just as tasty) with pre-made puff!

  3. Diane Zwang September 28, 2016 at 17:40 #

    This is a new dessert for me and I loved it even cold the next day. I like your apple slices, so pretty. I will have to try the savory version too. If you have an outside BBQ maybe that will get hotter than 500 degrees.

    • Mardi Michels September 28, 2016 at 20:05 #

      Definitely a BBQ would get hotter than that but it’s not so practical year-round. Will try that at some point though!

  4. steph (whisk/spoon) September 30, 2016 at 16:30 #

    oh, that savory one with a cold beer is looking pretty good to me! i bet both were delicious.

    • Mardi Michels September 30, 2016 at 20:07 #

      It was SO good in Colmar but my quick version is a pretty good sub. Loved the dough on Dorie’s recipe though!

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