Easy Alsatian Flammekueche (Onion and Bacon Pizza)
2 12-inch pizzas, or 1 13x18 Sheet Tray
Flammekueche or Tarte Flambée is a classic flatbread from Alsace, the French region which shares a border with Germany. Creamy, savory, and with the added perfume of lemon and nutmeg, it’s a comforting and intensely satisfying pizza you’ll return to again and again.
Set baking stone on middle rack and preheat oven to 500ºF.
While the oven heats, mix together the onion jam, creme fraiche, lemon zest, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and a very generous grating of nutmeg.
Prep pizza dough, either two round or one tray, as discussed here. Spread evenly with creme fraiche/onion mixture and sprinkle with lardons.
Bake the pizza, turning as necessary for even browning, until the crust is golden and the topping has browned in spots, 6 to 8 minutes. Let cool slightly, finish with another grating of nutmeg, slice and serve.
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