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Charred Scallion and Artichoke Flammkuchen (German Pizza)

Crispy crust topped with lemony crème fraîche and smoky, charred vegetables makes a delicious meal or party appetizer. 

Course Dinner
Keyword Artichoke Pizza, flammkuchen, German pizza
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Olive Jude



  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • 1/3 cup crème fraîche
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 14 ounces quartered artichoke hearts drained
  • 3 large scallions, green and white parts sliced in half lengthwise and cut into 2 inch pieces, reserve some fresh slices for garnish
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • pine nuts toasted
  • parsely chopped for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • red pepper flakes optional


  1. Preheat oven to 500F.


  1. Mix together flour, water, salt and olive oil in a large bowl until a dough begins to form.

  2. Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until it is soft and smooth, about 3-5 min.

  3. Set the dough aside and cover it with a towel while the toppings are prepared.


  1. Combine the crème fraîche and lemon zest in a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.

  2. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a cast iron pan. Turn the heat up to high.

  3. Add the drained artichokes, cut side down, turning every few minutes until the sides are charred. Transfer to a plate.

  4. Add the scallions, cut side down, and char. Transfer to the plate.

  5. Roll the dough out into a very thin, large rectangle. Transfer the dough onto a large sheet pan that has been lined with parchment paper.

  6. Spread the creme fraiche onto the rolled dough making sure to leave a small border for the crust.

  7. Sprinkle half the mozzarella cheese over the top.

  8. Evenly spread the artichokes and scallions over the top and then add the remainder of the cheese.

  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden and blistered and the cheese is melted.

  10. Top with toasted pine nuts, raw scallion slices, and fresh parsley.

  11. Enjoy immediately. Add salt and pepper to taste or red pepper flakes for some heat.

Recipe Notes

Oven times vary, please adjust accordingly and watch for that crispy, golden crust. 

The dough recipe only requires 4 ingredients and is quick to whip up. If you’re not up for the homemade dough, try experimenting with a Flammuchen-inspired pizza by using store bought dough, puff pastry, and even tortillas.