Cream Cheese, Onion & Bacon Tart (France Does Pizza!)

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"This recipe was found in "French Bistro & Cafe Cooking* by Pierre-Yves Chupin & amended slightly by me. The French may call this a tart, but I call it a spec pizza done in the French tradition. Per the intro, "In Alsace, this tart was traditionally cooked in the baker's oven, so it's important to have an oven that heats to a high temp for rapid, effective cooking." This is another of those odd recipes where both US & metric units are combined in a single recipe, so you may need a convertor like I do. Enjoy!"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (269.4 g)
  • Calories 699.5
  • Total Fat - 54.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 31.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 103.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1088.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 29.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
  • Sugars - 11.5 g
  • Protein - 22.9 g
  • Calcium - 156.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 475F (220C). Roll out dough as thinly as possible & use it to line a large oblong cookie sheet (16 x 12 in).

Step 2

Prick the dough base w/the tines of a fork to within 1/2-in of the edges & bake blind for 10 min. Allow to cool for at least 10 min. DO NOT turn off the oven.

Step 3

Combine cream cheese (or ricotta if using) w/the creme fraiche, flour, salt & oil to form a thick paste & spread it over the dough.

Step 4

Crisp bacon in a large frying pan, remove w/a slotted spoon & set aside, reserving 2 tbsp of bacon fat & discarding any excess. Peel & chop onions & brown them in the reserved bacon fat.

Step 5

Scatter bacon & onions over the cheese topping. Season w/pepper to taste. Return to the oven, cook for 2 min & serve immediately.

NOTE: May use a pizza pan if you have 1 equivalent in size (192 sq in)


  • No special items are required

2 Reviews

Karen E

Loved this! made as directed, other than using pre-made pizza bases and omitting the salt - I thought there would be plenty from the bacon, for our taste. Oh, I did also put a tblsp of chilli paste into the creme fraiche mixture, tiny bit of a kick. I found this delicious and will happily make it again, my husband was a little less keen, but I think he thought Pizza and it wasnt what he expected. Great recipe, Twiss, thanks for sharing!


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(5 Feb 2015)

Lynn (diner524)

This is delicious!!! I knew I was going to love this tart!! I made a very scaled back recipe, using pre-made pizza dough from our local grocery bakery, cooked it on a stone and just eyeballed the amounts of flour, oil and salt to add to the cream cheese and cream fraiche mixture. I just loved the combination of bacon, onion and the creamy cheese layer, so good!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for "For your Consideration" tag game.


review by:
(30 Jan 2015)

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