The perfect French-German twist on pizza with only a few ingredients

Flammkuchen -or tarte flambée- is basically the French-German version of pizza from the French Alsace region. Instead of tomato sauce it uses crème fraîche as base, with spring onions and bacon as toppings. Creamy and delicious! If you use store-bought pizza dough, you can have this delight on the table almost as fast as a deep-frozen pizza.

Tasty Flammkuchen topped with charred spring onions and crispy bacon!


(For 2 hungry people – yes, if you want it or not – 2 people will eat a whole baking tray of this)

  • Pizza dough for 1 baking tray, about 400g (use store-bought or use my pizza dough recipe)
  • 200ml crème fraîche
  • 5 spring onions, sliced into thin rings
  • 250g diced bacon


A few easy steps to make your own Flammkuchen

Preheat an oven to 220°c (fan works best).

Put the crème fraîche into a bowl, add a generous amount of pepper. Mix with a spoon until the crème fraîche becomes runny. This will be your sauce.

Roll out the pizza dough on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Spread the crème fraîche mixture evenly on the dough.

Sprinkle bacon and spring onion over the sauce, covering everything.

Bake for about 15 minutes, until the Flammkuchen is nicely browned.


Cut the Flammkuchen into slices and serve with a smile!


Let me know in the comments what you think of the recipe! Have you ever tried this dish before and think the recipe comes close? Think that store-bought pizza-dough is a shortcut too far?

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