My French pizza – Pizza à la Française

(In English below)IMG_7786 _Snapseed

Pourquoi pizza à la Française? Simplement parce que j’ai remplacé la pâte à pizza par de la pâte feuilletée et qu’elle est composée de tomates cerises confites à la provençale :0)

C’est délicieux chaud ou froid et PARFAIT pour accompagner une belle cuisse de confit de canard ou une entrecôte grillée sur les sarments de vigne…

  1. Coupez des tomates cerises en deux, disposez les sur la plaque du four, ajoutez de l’huile d’olive et un peu de gros sel. Enfournez à 210°C pour 30 minutes pour les faire caraméliser.
  2. Disposez votre pâte feuilletée dans un plat à tarte et mettez au four sans garniture à 180°C pendant 5 à 10 minutes.
  3. Sortez la pâte du four et disposez vos tomates. Ajoutez de la mozzarella et de la persillade (2 gousses d’ail pour une botte de persil), sel et poivre et quelques pignons de pin
  4. Remettez au four à 180°C pour 10 minutes
  5. Ajoutez quelques feuilles de basilic et servez chaud ou froid

Vous allez vous régaler!!! IMG_7569 _SnapseedIMG_7598 _SnapseedIMG_7634 _SnapseedIMG_7622 _Snapseed

Why French pizza? Simply because I replaced the pizza dough by puff pastry and it is topped with cherry tomatoes “à la provençale”. Tomates à la provençale is a recipe from Provence (obviously). Basically oven roasted tomatoes topped with fresh garlic and parsley (persillade).

It is delicious hot or cold and PERFECT to accompany a beautiful duck confit or a juicy steak… Also very practical if you expect vegetarian guests… 

  1. Cut cherry tomatoes in half, place them on a baking sheet, add olive oil and a little rock salt. Bake at 410°F for 30 minutes.
  2. Put your puff pastry dough in a pie dish and bake without any toppings at 360°F for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the dough from the oven and place your tomatoes on top. Add mozzarella and persillade (2 garlic cloves for 1 bunch of parsley chopped), salt and pepper and a few pine nuts
  4. Put the pie back in the oven at 350°F for another 10 minutes
  5. Add a few basil leaves and serve hot or cold

This is truly one of my all time favorite dishes!!!IMG_7821 _Snapseed

51 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow, fascinating puff pastry pizza…..
    great vibrant color too, well done!
    btw, isn’t duck wings confit in the side if the pizza???

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Yes it is! You have a very good eye my friend! 🙂

  2. Wow that looks phenomenal! I will have to give this a try!

  3. Yum, it looks so delicious. I kid you not, I just pulled roasted tomatoes out of the oven as I am putting together a dish for teacher appreciation tomorrow at my children’s school. So while I am reading about your pizza, I am smelling roasted tomatoes (mine are tossed with olive oil and thyme). I love the puff pastry as “pizza” crust. Pizza night is tomorrow around here, I’ll have to pick up some more tomatoes!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I’ve always dreamed to be able to post the smell with the pictures… You realized my dream and a miracle of sorts 😉

  4. wildsherkin says:

    Stéphane, it is sacrilege to call this artistic creation a ‘pizza’. 🙂
    A thing of beauity is a joy forever….and it looks so beautiful that it would be a shame to eat it…but eat it I would!

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  5. Dominique says:

    Simple, rapide et certainement délicieux. Je vais l’essayer !

  6. ohlidia says:

    Now that’s my kind of pizza!!

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  7. metan says:

    I am sitting on the couch next to the Man. When the first picture came up all I heard was “Mmmmmmm… yum”. Clearly his seal of approval!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You make my day! 🙂

  8. Love the idea of cooking the base separately. Nice recipe.

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  9. denmother says:

    It’s 11:00pm and now I’m craving this. Looks divine.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Sorry! I feel like the little devil on your shoulder now… 😉

  10. ampc says:

    I cannot wait to try this!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Let me know how it goes!

      1. ampc says:

        Of course!

  11. Janet Rörschåch says:

    Here, here on the photography. The pizza looks fantastic. Will you be posting your recipe for duck confit? (MY FAVORITE!)

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Hi J. I would, but I never made confit myself. It is such a popular dish around here that you can get really good confit for very little money, so I never bothered making it myself… I think they just boil the duck in duck fat for a long time and that’s pretty much it… 🙂

  12. Sandra says:

    Looks delicious and not at all heavy. I must try this.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks Sandra! You are right, it’s much lighter than the usual pizza dough and very very tasty… Try it and let me know the verdict 🙂

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks a lot! 🙂

  13. ladyredspecs says:

    Absolutely fabulous pics and delicious looking food

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  14. What a stunning pizza – fantastic!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks! The simple things are always the best, especially with fresh summer ingredients…

  15. Oh my gosh… that is absolutely beautiful and I shouldn’t have looked because I am so hungry now! Gorgeous and looks delicious!!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks darling 😉

  16. I love the fact that you used so many fresh ingredients in this pizza! Looks amazingly tasty!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks Shae! It really was tasty and the fresh ingredients are the secret! 🙂

  17. Penne Cole says:

    Vous avez un tres jolie blog, surtout les photos. And it helps me practice my French too! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Parfait Penne, et merci! J’espère que tu reviendra souvent 😉

  18. Oh my! I will give you all the credit around the dinner table when I make this french pizza…

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I hope you will let me know how people liked it!! 🙂

      1. I will…for sure. I plan on making it Friday.

  19. Deanna says:

    What lovely photographs! Can’t wait to try this idea when we have fresh cherry tomatoes this summer!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Let me know how you like it D 😉

  20. mredible says:

    Particularly good pics! I’m a fan of pissaldiere too.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I haven’t had breakfast and you are making me hungry 🙂

      1. mredible says:

        You pics make me hungry all the time!

        1. My French Heaven says:

          Then my job is done 😉

          1. mredible says:

            As the famous quote goes
            ‘They order … this matter better in France.’ 🙂

  21. gemini232006 says:

    That looks Awesome, I was going to ask what herb was in the oil jar in the photo? It looks like rosemary? I do an infused garlic oil, but that looked just as interesting.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      It is indeed rosemary from my garden. 🙂

  22. Leilani says:

    Yum! Puff pastry is a good idea. Will have to try!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You should Leilani! It is so much lighter than the traditional pizza dough…

  23. Beautifully shot and looks delicious!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks! It really was 🙂

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