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Banana Tart with caramel top

Banana Tart, Brown Sugar, Sour Cream

Dreamy creamy and delicious this tart will have everyone asking for the recipe. brulee the top for extra crackle and crunch
Servings 10


  • 250 gm flour 1 2/3 cup
  • 125 gm butter cold unsalted
  • 75 gm icing sugar
  • 2 whole egg yolks
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • Filling
  • 3 whole egg yolks
  • 75 gm brown sugar
  • 300 gm sour cream
  • 3 whole bananas sliced
  • 5 ml vanilla
  • 50 gm nuts are optional (macadamias walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts)


  • Oven preheated to 180 C/ 350 F.
  • Use a loose bottomed tart tin 24 cm / 10 in, (shallow)
  • Sift the icing sugar onto a work surface, add butter and work together. Add egg yolks and mix until combined, then slowly add flour, a pinch of salt, and 1 Tablespoon iced water. Work together until mixed. Shape into a rectangle. Wrap and chill
  • Alternatively, use a food processor. Starting with butter sugar and eggs in the same way.
  • Once the pastry is pulled together, refrigerate at least 30 min.
  • Roll pastry out between two pieces of grease proof paper and line the tart tin. refrigerate for 30 min, or 15 minutes in the freezer.
  • Blind bake the pastry ( filled with weights or beans) 10 min or until set, then remove paper and bake till golden ( approx 10 min). Cool
  • Whisk the eggs with the brown sugar and vanilla, then whisk in the sour cream.
  • Lay the sliced bananas onto the bottom of the pastry and pour over the sour cream mixture.
  • Bake this for approximately 30 minutes or until just set. If it is a little wobbly ( not liquid) , this will set when it is cool. If you would like nuts in your tart add them after pouring over the sour cream mixture
  • Cool
  • The versatility lies here. Serve it in it's naked glory, simple and lush or..
  • When making the custard, use a darker brown sugar if you want ( like Billingtons dark muscavado). You could also use white sugar, caster of course.
  • As I said, above, you can use Creme Fraiche instead of sour cream or even thickened cream. ( if necessary) Add grated or melted chocolate to the base before the bananas, or sprinkle with praline.
  • The top can be succesfully bruleed by adding a sprinkling of sugar and using the blow torch, or cover the finished top with shaved chocolate.....