This Pear and Walnut Tarte Flambée tastes absolutely delicious and can be at your table in just about 30 minutes. It is vegan, loaded up with flavors and definitely will make your mouth water. Topped with pears, walnuts, figs and vegan goat cheese this sweet and savory recipe definitely makes the perfect recipe for your next dinner party!
Let’s be honest here.. Before I created this recipe, I had only tried savory french tarte flambée and never would have thought that fruit on it could be this delicious. This combo is definitely life changing for me and I will definitely make this recipe again in the future.
What is tarte flambée?
Tarte flambée is a french/german speciality that originally from Alsace, Saarland, Baden and Pfalz. It is characterized by a very thin bread dough and typically covered with cheese, crème fraîche, onions and ham. However, as none of these ingredients are originally vegan, I wanted to come up with a veganized version that tastes just as delicious. And trust me this recipe is a total winner!
How to make vegan tarte flambée?
Making vegan tarte flambée is actually not that difficult at all. The first step is choosing your crust. I actually used a whole wheat vegan crust that I bought from the store. You could also make it yourself easily, however sometimes when I am in a hurry or want a quick dinner, I find that making it myself can feel like a bit of a hassle.
Next, you want to spread out the vegan crème fraîche onto the pizza crust. In order to create a vegan crème fraîche I mixed vegan yoghurt, plant-based cream, some apple cider vinegar as well as a pinch of salt together.
Then it’s time to choose your toppings. I wanted to go for a sweet and savory tarte flambée so I layered some pears, walnuts, vegan goat cheese and figs onto it. As I said before I also used a store bought vegan goat cheese. The brand is violife and I can not recommend this cheese enough. It literally tastes like real goat cheese to me and it even melted perfectly! So if you can get your hands on it I would definitely highly recommend using it for this recipe! Then all there is left to do is baking it in the oven and you are ready to enjoy it!
Also, the great thing about this recipe is that you can get creative with it. So feel free to top your tarte flambée with any toppings of your personal preference. For example spinach, mushrooms, onions and tomatoes will work great too.
Finally, if you try this Pear and Walnut Tarte Flambée out yourself I would love to see you tag me on Instagram @aboutannella. I always love to connect with you and see your recreations! You can also follow me on Pinterest for more food inspiration.
Pear and Walnut Tarte Flambée (Sweet and Savory)
For the Pastry
- 1 Pastry (Store-Bought)
For the Vegan Crème Fraîche
- 250 g Soy Yoghurt
- 1/2 cup Vegan Cream
- 1 Garlic Glove (Minced)
- 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 Pear
- 4 Figs
- 1/4 cup Walnuts
- 1/2 block Vegan Feta Cheese
- First, preheat the oven to 175C degrees.
- Next, roll out the Store-Bought Pastry onto a baking tray.
Vegan Crème Fraîche
- In a bowl, mix together the Soy Yoghurt, Vegan Creme, Minced Garlic, Apple Cider Vinegar and Salt. Mix until everything is well combined.
- Next, spread out the Vegan Crème Fraîche evenly onto the Pastry.
- Slice up the pear and figs. Cut the Vegan Feta Cheese into cubes. Break up the Walnuts into smaller pieces.
- Top with Pear, Figs, Vegan Feta Cheese and Walnuts.
- Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes. Let it cool slightly before serving it. After the tarte flambée has cooled down, slice it up and enjoy!