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Tarte Flambé

Categories: Entertaining, Finger Foods, Pizzas
Type: Main Dishes

This thin-crusted tart from Alsace is topped with sweet onions and crisp smoky bacon

Prep Time: prep 20 mins, plus cooling

Cooking Time: cook 50 mins

Serves: makes 4 servings


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fromage blanc (or cottage cheese rubbed through a sieve)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp crème fraîche
  • Basic Pizza Dough ( p98)
  • 4oz ( 115g) thick-sliced bacon, chopped
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  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onions and cover. Cook 10 minutes, until softened. Uncover and cook, stirring often, 15 minutes, until golden. Let cool.
  2. Beat the fromage blanc, eggs, and cornstarch until smooth. Stir in enough crème fraîche until the mixture is spreadable.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly oil two 13 × 9in (33 × 23cm) rimmed baking sheets. Cut the dough in half and stretch and press each portion into a baking sheet. Spread an equal amount of the cheese mixture over each, leaving a 1in (2.5cm) border, and top with equal amounts of the onion and bacon. Bake for 30 minutes, until the crust is golden brown. Serve hot.
  • prep 20 mins, plus cooling; cook 50 mins

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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