Alsace Tart Recipe

Elevate your menu with a 16th century classic dish featuring Hillshire Farm® Hot Smoked Sausage Links, flaky pastry crust with Chevre goat cheese with caramelized onions, and pears with fresh parsley and thyme.


YIELD: 8 to 10 Servings


Main Ingredients

8 Oz

Hillshire Farm® Hot Smoked Sausage Links, 5:1, 5”, Fully Cooked

1 Ea.

Crust, Pastry, Pie, 10 in. (Commercially Available)

4 Oz

Cheese, Chevre, Log, Whipped, Prepared

8 Oz

Onions, Caramelized, Pears (Sub Recipe)

1 tsp.

Herb, Thyme, Fresh, Pulled, Chpd

1 Tbsp

Herb, Parsley, Italian, Fresh, Chpd

3 Oz

Sauce, Demi, Chicken, Prepared (Commercially Available)


Step 1: Heat skillet over medium heat 2 minutes.

Step 2: Add 1/2" water and Hillshire Farm® Hot Smoked Sausage Links to skillet.

Step 3: Cover; cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, turning once.

Step 4: Uncover skillet, continue cooking 10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked 165 degrees °F, turning occasionally for even browning.

Step 5: Remove from skillet and slice Hillshire Farm® Hot Smoked Sausage Links into ¼ inch slice size slices and reserve.

Step 6: Pre-heat oven at 425 degrees °F

Step 7: Par- Bake the pastry crust in a tart pan that has been docked and weighted with pie/tart weights for approx. 70-75% done.

Step 8: Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Step 9: Remove pie/tart weights and store in a dry spot.

Step 10: Evenly spread the whipped goat cheese over entire base of the prepared tart shell.

Step 11: Evenly distribute the caramelized onions and pears on top of whipped goat cheese.

Step 12: Place sliced Hillshire Farm® Hot Smoked Sausage Links across the entire tart.

Step 13: Sprinkle fresh thyme and parsley.

Step 14: Pour chicken demi-glace over entire tart.

Step 15: Place into oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes.

Step 16: Remove from oven and serve as needed.

ALTERNATIVE COOKING METHODS – Hillshire Farm® Endless Rope Polska Kielbasa

Bake: Heat oven to 375°F. Place sausage in pan. Add 1/4" water to pan. Cover with foil. Heat 15-18 minutes until sausage reaches internal temperature of 165°F.

Roller Grill: Roller Grill Preheat Roller Grill on high for 15 minutes. Turn to medium heat. Heat 14-16 minutes until sausage reaches internal temperature of 165°F. Turn roller grill down to low/hold setting. Hold product at 140°F or higher for up to 4 hours.


Caramelized Onion and Pears

Yield: 8 Oz



Oil, Canola, Prepared

1 Tbsp

Onion, Yellow, Pld, Dcd, ¼ in.

4 Oz

Salt, Kosher

1 tsp.

Butter, Unsalted, Room-temp

1 Tbsp

Pear, Bosc, Fresh, Pld, Dcd, ½ in.

4 Oz.

Sugar, White, Granulated

1 Tbsp



1.     In a frying pan, add oil, onion, and salt.

2.     Stir occasionally until onions are just lightly caramelized and light golden color.

3.     Remove from pan and set aside in a small bowl.

4.     Add butter, pears, and sugar to same pan and stir to combine.

5.     Once softened, remove from heat, and add to bowl of onions.

6.     Serve as needed.

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