1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Bacon Tart Recipe

User Rating 3 Star Rating (1 Review)


Bacon Tart Recipe

Bacon Tart

Eric Chan

This bacon tart recipe is for the classic Alsatian specialty, flammekuche, or tarte flamme. Rolling the dough cracker-crisp thin and baking it in a super hot oven is the key to attaining the crunchy texture and caramelized onion topping that makes this tart famous.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Chill: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 4 to 6 servings


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup creme fraiche
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


Using a food processor, pulse the flour, butter, and salt until it has a coarse, sandy texture with a few pea-size bits of butter remaining. Stir the cold water into the flour mixture just until the dough pulls together into a shaggy ball. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 2 hours, or until it is cold.

Preheat the oven to 425F. Roll the dough into an 8-inch by 12-inch rectangle on a lightly greased baking sheet. Stir the ricotta cheese, creme fraiche, flour, and salt until it is smooth. In a separate bowl, toss the sliced onions in the oil and sugar.

Spread the cheese mixture over the surface of the dough, and then arrange the onions and bacon over the cheese. Bake the bacon tart for 15 to 20 minutes, until the dough is golden brown and the onions caramelize.

This bacon tart recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.

User Reviews

Reviews for this section have been closed.

 3 out of 5
Substitute for making crust, Member edbeu

I find it practical, instead of making the crust, just to buy a package of 10"" burrito crusts in the Mexican food section. Also I use cottage cheese instead of ricotta and sour cream instead of creme fraiche. I doubt very much they use ricotta and use quark instead. And more onions.

1 out of 5 people found this helpful.

  1. About.com
  2. Food
  3. French Food
  4. Bread & Pastry Recipes
  5. Bacon Tart Recipe - Tarte Flamme Recipe - Flammekuche

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.