For some reason this post was long in the making … but I finally completed it and here it is. It’s one of the recipes I picked up in France (of course). I simply love it, it’s delicious, a crowd pleaser and something very very French…. can be served as an appetizer or main. I added a picture of me to this recipe that my father took on our trip to France, me in a beautiful French cottage, cooking because what else would I be doing !
1 bought pie crust or 1 homemade páte brisée (I use Julia Childs recipe or Marianne’s pie crust recipe)
1 goat cheese sliced (camembert)
1 apple thinly sliced
200 g crème fraîche
125 g bacon bits
1/2 Tbsp of butter
1 small sprig of rosemary (chopped finely)
- Preheat the oven to 190ºC (375ºF), grease the tarte pan with butter.
- Cook the bacon bits in a frying pan until crispy and golden.
- Put the pie crust into the tarte pan and mold it to the shape of the pan with your fingers (do not remove the excess crust)
- Next, put the bacon into the pan with the crust, then arrange the cheese and sliced apple on top of that.
- Beat the crème freîche and eggs together in a separate bowl, season to taste, then pour it into the crust with the other ingredients. Use the excess pastry to cover the sides (see picture).
- Put the tarte in the oven and bake for 45 min.
- Once you take it out of the oven, sprinkle it with rosemary and drizzle honey over the top.
- Serve with a fresh summer salad.