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4 pieces of tart.

Tarte Flambée

Traditional French tart with crème fraîche, bacon, onions and cheese.
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine French, German
Servings 4
Calories 633 kcal


  • 2 lined oven trays 30 x 25 cm
  • Stand mixer or food processor


  • 250 g flour plain/all purpose
  • 150 ml water warm
  • 2 tbsp oil vegetable or olive
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 150 g smoked bacon lardons
  • 200 g creme fraiche
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 170 g Gruyere cheese
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg


  • Start by frying the lardon over a medium heat until golden.
  • For ease use a stand mixer with a dough hook. Mix the flour and salt together in the machine on a medium speed and then gradually add the water and oil.
  • Mix for a minute until well combined and smooth.
  • Prepare two baking sheets about 30 X 25 cm and line with a reusable silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Divide the dough into two and roll each piece out into a rough oval. Place on the baking sheets
  • Spread thecrème fraiche over the base and sprinkle over the sliced onions.
  • Add the cooked bacon and sprinkle over the cheese.
  • Bake at 230C/450F/Gas 8 for 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.


Hints and Tips:
  • Make sure that you use full fat products for this recipe. Lower fat versions tend to separate when they get hot and make the pastry soggy.
  • Roll the dough directly onto the silicone liner or onto baking parchment. This makes it easier to transfer to the baking sheet. After cooking it's then easier to slide onto a board for presentation and cutting.
  • Don't forget to read the whole post for further information regarding the preparation of this dish.


Calories: 633kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 28gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 817mgPotassium: 341mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 714IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 503mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Flammekeuchen, Flammekuchen, Tart Flambee
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