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Sweet-Savoury Flammekueche

serves 6


  • 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)


  • 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.

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