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Simple Tarte Flambée

Ariane Daguin | Yield: 6 - 8 as an appetizer
Here's our version of Andre Soltner's famous Tarte Flambée. Great for parties, frozen puff pastry makes it easy, and salty ventrèche and luscious crème fraȋche make it irresistible.
Recipe - Simple Tarte Flambée - Bacon - Dartagnan.com

Ingredients

  • 1 – 7 ounce sheet best quality puff pastry, thawed if frozen
  • 1/2 cup fromage blanc
  • 1/2 cup crème fraiche
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Ventrèche, sliced into thin lardons
  • 2 medium onions, julienned
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves

Preparation

  1. On a floured work surface, roll pastry very thin.  Using a pastry brush, apply a small amount of oil to a baking pan before sliding pastry on. Prick all over with a fork. Chill.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. Sauté ventreche over medium high heat until fat starts to render, add onions. Saute until cooked but still slightly crisp. Drain, set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, add fromage blanc, crème fraiche, salt & pepper. Stir until smooth.
  5. Assemble tarte. Spread cream mixture to ½” from edge. Spread onion-bacon mixture over the top.
  6. Bake 15 minutes. Garnish with thyme, cut into pieces and serve immediately.