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Tarte Flambee or Flammkuchen is a savory Alsatian pizza, topped with delicious sauce, onion and bacon! | cookingtheglobe.com

Tarte Flambee - Onion and Bacon Pizza

Tarte Flambe is not your ordinary pizza. This French-German creation is really crispy and topped with bacon and onions. Easy to make!
Cuisine French, German
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 10-inch pizzas
Calories 457kcal
Author CookingTheGlobe


For the crust: (Or skip these and use 1 pound of store-bought pizza dough)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons (7g) instant dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing the pan

For the topping:

  • cup Crème fraîche (can be substituted with sour cream)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Pinch freshly grated (or ground) nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3-4 oz (about 100g) bacon, coarsely chopped


  • The crust. Combine water and olive oil. Set aside. In a bowl, whisk together flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in water and olive oil mixture. Mix until you get a dough. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour, if too dry, add more water, gradually.
  • Place the dough on a floured surface and knead it until smooth and springs back when pressed (for about 7 minutes). Shape into a ball, place in a greased bowl and coat with oil rolling around the bowl. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and put in a warm place for about an hour or until it doubles in size.
  • Gently push the dough to release the air. The dough is ready!
  • If you have a store-bought or any kind of ready dough, start from here.
  • Preheat oven to 500°F (260°C) or even more. The more the better. Do that 1 hour before cooking.
  • Divide the dough (it should be about 1 pound) into as many portions as you like. I've divided mine into 4 because I was using a 10-inch iron cast skillet. If you are using a baking stone or a sheet pan, you can make bigger pieces.
  • Grease the cast-iron skillet or parchment-lined sheet pan with the olive oil. Roll dough in oil and stretch it to fit the skillet or just make any size circle you want if you use a sheet pan or a pizza stone.
  • The filling. Whisk together Crème fraîche, egg yolk, flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Prepare the onion by slicing it thinly. Chop the bacon coarsely.
  • The assembly. Spread the filling over the dough, coat with onions and bacon. Bake for 5-10 minutes until toppings are browned in spots and crust is golden brown. Repeat with all the dough and toppings. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


The crust was adapted from Yummy Addiction blog. Thanks, Jovita, your blog is great and this is my go to recipe every time I make pizza at home!


Calories: 457kcal