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Apple Cinnamon Flatbread Pizza

A thin crispy flatbread dough topped with ricotta cheese, caramelized cinnamon apple slices and crunchy walnuts. This easy apple cinnamon flatbread recipe is a quick and easy option to a classic apple tarte using a homemade or store-bought tarte flambee dough or your favorite flatbread pizza dough.

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A thin sweet apple cinnamon flatbread pizza served with caramelized walnuts and greek yogurt on top.
This apple cinnamon flatbread pizza is such an easy and quick to make dessert.

About this Recipe

Since my short vacation in Strasbourg, I am a self-confessed Flammkuchen fan. And at least as good as the savory recipes is a sweet tarte flambee. 

Because as the name suggests, this is nothing else than a cake baked over a flame. And as we all know, cakes are something sweet. So it’s time to revamp our classic tarte flambée understanding and to make a sweet and fruity Alsatian flatbread pizza.

Therefore, we swap out the crème fraîche for some ricotta cheese since ricotta goes well with savory and sweet dishes. On top of the ricotta layer we add thinly sliced apples which are coated with plenty of cinnamon. 

Finally, we drizzle over some honey and add some roughly chopped walnuts or pecan nuts and pop it in the oven for a few minutes. Then serve it while it’s still warm with some ice cream, whipped cream or Greek yogurt on top. Trust me, this is such a delicious and easy to make dessert anyone will love.

What Kind of Dough?

I like to have a really thin and crispy dough, which is why I usually make a tarte flambee dough for this recipe.

Generally speaking, there are three types of tarte flambee dough. You can make a yeast dough, you can make one with olive oil, or you can use a pre-made dough. But if you want to keep things a bit more wholesome, go with my healthy tarte flambee dough. It’s super simple to make and tasted incredibly delicious.

Alternatively, you can also make a classic flatbread dough and top it as described in the recipe.

Process shot showing the making of a whole wheat flammkuchen dough for healthy tarte flambee.
This whole wheat dough is so easy to make and perfect for a sweet flatbread/ tarte flambé pizza

Ingredients 

  • One large, crisp, sweet, and fruity apple
  • Cinnamon
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Some honey
  • A few walnuts, almonds, or pecans
  • Some coconut blossom sugar or brown sugar
  • A tarte flambee dough or flatbread dough (pre-made or homemade)

You’ll find the exact measurements in the recipe card further down. In total, this recipe makes about four to six delightful dessert or snack servings.

(Please note, I always base portion sizes on my personal dietary needs (presumably those of the average woman). However, you or perhaps one of your fellow eaters may need more or less than I do. So, feel free to adjust.)

Substitutions and Variations 

As an alternative to ricotta, you can use sour cream or cream cheese. But especially in combination with honey, cinnamon and apples, ricotta is the best choice in my opinion. 

If you like, you can also caramelize the nuts with a little honey before putting them on the tarte flambé. To do this, simply put both in a pan until a nice layer of sugar surrounds the nuts. 

Also, instead of just cinnamon, you can use a mixture of brown sugar or coconut blossom sugar and cinnamon to coat the apple slices. 

Apple slices coated with cinnamon in a bowl.
Mix the apples with plenty of cinnamon and some brown or coconut blossom sugar if you like.

How to Make this Recipe

If you want to make a tarte flambee dough, you can find detailed instructions for it in my healthy tarte flambee recipe. You can also make a classic flatbread pizza dough. Therefore, check out sally’s dough recipe and return to this recipe as soon as your dough is ready to go. If you use a pre-made dough, you can start with the toppings right away.

Therefore, first wash the apple and cut it into thin slices. Place them in a large bowl and cover them with cinnamon and a sprinkle of sugar, if you like. 

Next, roll out the dough as thinly as possible and spread it with the ricotta cheese . Place the apple rings evenly on top.

Now you can add some nuts or even some fresh herbs like thyme. Then drizzle over some honey and pop the dough in the preheated oven at 250°C or 480°F for about 10 minutes until the dough is nicely crispy.

Serve this apple cinnamon flatbread pizza while it’s still warm with some whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or Greek yogurt on top.

A thin whole wheat dough with ricotta, apple, walnuts and honey on top.
Super easy to make but so delicious!

Your Common Questions Answered

In case there are any questions left, I hope these FAQ will help you. If not, feel free to drop your question in the comments below.

I want to serve this sweet apple cinnamon flatbread as a dessert. How can I prepare it?

Great idea. You can prepare the dough beforehand. This way it can rest during the main course at room temperature. Then, all you have to do, is to roll out the dough and top with the ricotta, apples, nuts and honey and bake it in the oven.

Should I omit the salt in the dough or add sugar when making a sweet flatbread pizza or tarte flambee?

For a sweet flatbread pizza, you don’t need to add sugar. However, you can add just a pinch of salt instead of the amount listed in the recipe, or you can tweak your dough even more with spices like some cinnamon (or pumpkin spice!).

How long does the apple flatbread need to bake in the oven?

Bake your sweet tarte flambee/ flatbread pizza for about 10 minutes at 250°C or 480°F until the dough is wonderfully crispy.

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I hope you like this recipe and that you give it a try soon. If you have any further questions or suggestions, feel free to drop them in the comments, or send me a massage via email at contact@julesbalancedrecipes.com or Instagram(@julesbalancedrecipes). 

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Have fun trying it out and bon appétit,
Jules

A thin sweet apple cinnamon flatbread pizza served with caramelized walnuts and greek yogurt on top.

Apple Flatbread Pizza (Sweet Tarte Flambee)

Julia Schmitt
When an apple pie and flatbread pizza come together, you’ll end up with this epic, simple and delicious apple cinnamon flatbread / Tarte Flambee. Make sure to serve it while it’s still warm with some Greek yogurt, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream on top.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Servings 6 servings
Calories 153 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 baking tray

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tarte flambee or flatbread dough *
  • 1 large apple
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp coconut blossom sugar or brown super (optional, not required)
  • 100 g ricotta cream cheese (3.5 oz or 10 tbsp)
  • 25 g honey (2 tbsp)
  • handful of walnuts, pecans or almonds

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 250°C or 480°F
  • Wash the apple, remove the core and cut it into thin slices. Add the slices to a bowl and mix them with the cinnamon (and sugar). 
    Apple slices coated with cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Thinly roll out the dough, spread the ricotta evenly on top. Place the apple slices and nuts on top, then drizzle with honey. Put it in the oven for about 10 minutes. 
    A thin whole wheat dough with ricotta, apple, walnuts and honey on top.
  • Serve it warm with some ice cream, whipped cream or Greek yogurt on top.
    A thin sweet apple cinnamon flatbread pizza served with caramelized walnuts and greek yogurt on top.

Notes

*Check out my healthy tarte flambee dough, use a pre-made tarte flambee or flatbread pizza dough or make a homemade flatbread pizza dough.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 22.8gProtein: 4.5gFat: 4.7g
Keyword flatbread pizza, Ricotta, tarte flambee
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