Sweet-Savoury Flammekueche

serves 6

Ingredients :

  • 1 flammekueche (Alsatian tarte flambée, or “flame cake”)
  • 0.75 L (3 cups) red wine
  • 120 g (1 ¼ cups) icing sugar
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 6 smaller-sized pears (of the Comice variety)


Instructions :

  • In a saucepan, pour the red wine, add the sugar, spices and previously scraped vanilla bean, then bring to a boil.
  • Wash and peel the pears. Place them in the saucepan and leave to cook on low heat for about 1 hour, turning them regularly.
  • Slice the pears into thin strips.
  • Cook the flammekueche according to package instructions and cut it into several pieces.
  • Place a spiced wine-flavoured pear strip on each piece.