Bananas, pecans, and caramel marry in this decadent dessert tart that's a twist on pecan pie. Prebaking is the secret behind a perfect crust for this elegant and rich tart. Line the pastryfilled tart pan with a double thickness of aluminum foil and prebake. The doublelayer of aluminum foil keeps the crust from bubbling up as it cooks, so the crust remains flat and even when the filling is added.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
2 to 3 tablespoons ice water
4 small bananas, cut diagonally into 1/2inch slices
1 cup pecan halves
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
Caramel flavor ice cream topping (optional)
vanilla ice cream
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Let's Make It
1. In a large bowl stir together flour, the 1 tablespoon sugar, nutmeg, and salt. Usinga pastry blender, cut in the 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, just until dough starts to form. Knead gently for four to five strokes. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
2. On a lightly floured surface roll dough into a 12inch circle. Transfer pastry to a 10inch tart pan. Press pastry into fluted side of pan; trim pastry even with rim. Freeze for 20 minutes.
3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prick bottom and side of pastry with a fork. Line pastry with double thickness of aluminum foil. Place on a baking sheet. Bake about15 minutes or until pastry is set. Remove the aluminum foil. Bake about 10 minutesmore or until pastry is light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oventemperature to 350 degrees F.
4. Place sliced banana in baked pastry shell. Top with pecans. In a small bowl combine eggs, the 1/2 cup sugar, melted butter, and vanilla. Carefully pour over banana and pecans.
5. Bake about 30 minutes or until filling is set and slightly puffed. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. If desired, drizzle with caramel topping and serve with ice cream.
Reynolds Kitchens tip
Prebaking is the secret behind a perfect crust for this elegant and rich tart. Line the pastry-filled tart pan with a double thickness of aluminum foil and prebake. The double layer of aluminum foil keeps the crust from bubbling up as it cooks, so the crust remains flat and even when the filling is added.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.