Tarte Alsace

True to Alsacian culinary tradition... Just kidding, I know nothing about that, but this tart looked really good. My hubby is not a fan of carmelized onions, but he liked it as well. Cooking tip: careful taking it out of the box and putting it in the oven if it defrosts. It gets really flimsy and you are supposed to put it straight on the rack. When it bakes, it stiffens, so it's easy to take out. Eat it while it's warm, otherwise the dough gets hard. Not good leftovers, but hey, it's 8oz and so delicious, so that shouldn't be a problem.
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January 30, 2006

When I have people over, I pop this in the oven as they enter, then serve it hot with a little white wine before the salad course.

Boy, I just made me and my gang seem real classy.

February 18, 2006

I found a new addition to my favorites list. Bakes up quick and easy with a central european taste. I think the creme fraiche is what really makes it stand out. Definitely worthy of a taste taste.

June 17, 2006

This a very good frozen pie. It has a delicious combo of Ham and Onions and just the right amout of cheese.

August 3, 2006

These are absolutely authentic tasting. Just like what we ate in the open air cafes in the Alsace region of France, next to the German border -- they call it Pflammkuchen there and they are cooked in stone ovens. This has to be one of our all-time favorites.

August 5, 2006

This was good. This was really good. I had this dish once in Alsace, and the flavor was pretty similar on this dish! Wow!

August 17, 2006

This is absolutely delicious, so much so, that it makes me wonder why other frozen foods can't be this good. The buttery, crisp crust is sublime. If I was served this at a lunch place, I would go back for it every week. Easily my favorite thing in the freezer section.

September 23, 2006

Ham, Gruyere cheese, caramelized onions... what's not to like? This is a great, lighter alternative to pizza, and I'll definitely be buying it again.

October 6, 2006

My only complaint was that there wasn't more. But, I guess that's why you buy two. :)

October 14, 2006

I wish some of these reviews had calorie counts. I read them, salivate, then go to buy them and see they're out of my range - calorie wise. Anyone know the calories of this one? It sounds too good to be anything but a "once in a while treat".

November 7, 2006

OMFRIGGIN GODS!!!!!! lol, SOOOOOO Sosososososo GOOD! lol, man, i love these things......when we first started getting them, i had one for lunch everyday for like a MONTH! lol, sooooo good.....oh, and i have had customers say "im from the Alsace reagon", "im from there" and they all agree its very authentic and very good. lol, i work @ the Trader Joes in Rockville MD, and im practilly the local pusher of these things. lol....

November 7, 2006

lol, forgot to say, couple things i sometimes do to them:

bit of fresh ground pepper (specially the four pepper blend we sell) right after u take it out of the oven is REALLY good. gives it a different taste.

also, sometimes i put defrosted salad shrimp on it. LOVE the texture.

November 11, 2006

Tj's has done it again! Perfect texture and wonderful flavor. It's like being in France.
byTara Anne

December 7, 2006

I burned the bottom horribly! I followed the directions, put it directly on the rack at 475 degrees. 5 minutes later the bottom was black and when I opened the oven door the fire alarm went off! Despite all that, when I scratched off the burned points, and broiled up the top it was delicious :) I'll definitely be buying it again, but maybe try 450 and on a cookie sheet this time. I'm in new apartment with a small-ish oven so perhaps that has something to do with what went wrong.

December 9, 2006

You don't get much for the price, but the flavor is worth it. Doesn't taste frozen - this is the best of gourmet food. Try it!

March 2, 2007

I love this!! And to think I would have never tried it if I hadn't read the reviews on here!

March 24, 2007

one of our faves. just *love* it............

April 19, 2007

This was like something you'd get in an expensive restaurant "bistro" -- the pastry crust is amazingly flaky and light, and the ingredients are yummy. Put it in the oven and serve with greens for a light meal or a hot app -- people will think you are so sophisticated and really it was inexpensive and easy!

April 29, 2007

Ohmigod. Here's how I find is the best cooking technique:
(1) While tarte is still in freezer, preheat oven to 475, putting a baking sheet on the bottom rack to catch any cheese drips.
(2)Once oven is preheated, wait another ten minutes
(3)Take tarte from freezer and place directly on top/middle rack
(4)Check after 7 minutes; I prefer to leave it in for 10. Sometimes I turn off oven after seven
(4)Slide it with tongs onto cutting board
(5)Wait a couple minutes
(6)Cut with pizza roller

Try not to eat the whole thing yourself - but good luck with that.
Goes great with white wine.

May 22, 2007

scrambled eggs. I tried it a few nights ago when I was craving protein.

Oh my goodness, it was amazingly decadently wonderful.

June 2, 2007

In case anyone is still wondering, it's 150 calories per quarter- which means that half of the tart is only 300 calories or 6 Weight Watchers points. Pair it with a salad and it's a really reasonable dinner, nutrition-wise. And of course it's delicious!

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