Remove pan from heat and carefully stir in cream, rum, spices and raisins (mixture will bubble furiously). In heavy medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, whipping cream and butter; cook and stir over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. ¼ teaspoon ground cloves Arrange cooled bananas in a decorative pattern over top of tart; drizzle with a few spoonfuls of raisin-caramel mixture. Return pan to heat and boil 3 minutes. Add cold butter and pulse until crumbly. Cook, stirring often with wooden spoon until sugar turns to a nutty brown caramel, 12 to 15 minutes. Arrange bananas in single layer over peel. As the story goes, a local restauranteur, Owen Brennan, challenged his sister, Ella, and head chef, Paul Blange, to come up with a dessert featuring the exotic fruit. If using tart pan, trim edges if necessary. But if tarts sound too ambitious, you can absolutely make the bananas Foster portion and serve it over vanilla ice cream instead. Remove the weights when the crust has cooled a bit. So, if I’m ordering dessert, I will happily breeze over anything banana in favor of the chocolatey selections. With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought I would take this classic and serve it over individual custard tarts, a perfectly portioned end to a romantic dinner. Box 1616 By Mix thoroughly, then lay the banana slices in the pan and allow to cook. Transfer pan to oven and bake 3 minutes. Roll each disk into a 6-inch circle. managingeditor@localnewsllc.com 1 teaspoon whole cloves Remove from oven and let cool. ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg Prepare pie crust as directed on package for one-crust baked shell using 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom or 9-inch pie pan. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the milk, cream, vanilla bean, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Traditional tart pans are also made of metal. |. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Of course you could use your own favorite pie crust recipe if you've got a knack with crust. Mix until combined, then allow to sit for a few minutes and skim off any froth that has formed on top. This recipe yields four tarts, which can be made a few days ahead of time, leaving just flambéed bananas to execute the day of (and if you’re just serving two, the excess caramel and bananas can be refrigerated and reheated later). Cook an additional 2-4 minutes or until mixture has thickened and is deep golden brown, stirring constantly. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved, then add cinnamon, cloves and walnuts. In a large sauté pan over medium-low heat, combine butter and brown sugar. Peel bananas, slice them on the diagonal, and add to caramel sauce, turning to coat thoroughly. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until light golden brown and cool 5 minutes. Metal baking pans heat up much more quickly than glass, an important characteristic for a crisp tart shell. Spoon warm filling over bananas and pecans. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then add the heavy cream. Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup rum 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 cup raisins 6 bananas 1 9-inch homemade or prepared fully prebaked tart shell 1 1/2 cups homemade pastry cream, chilled Whipped cream, mint sprigs and confectioners' sugar, for decoration Bananas Foster Tart. 1 cinnamon stick Give the mixture a gentle stir and immediately pour through a fine mesh strainer into prebaked tart shells, taking care not to overfill. ¾ cup heavy cream In a large mixing bowl, combine the yolks and sugars. ½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise While continuously whisking, slowly pour the warm milk into the egg yolk mixture. Mix thoroughly, then lay the banana slices in the pan and allow to cook. Bake for 20 minutes until the custard is set. This recipe was a $2,000.00 winner in the 38th Pillsbury Bake-Off in 1998. 1 ¼ cups flour 1 cup milk In small bowl, combine bananas and rum; toss to coat. Cut it into quarters and flatten each one into a disk. This type of tart is best made in a traditional tart pan, meaning it has a removeable bottom. I've included the 1/2 hour cooling time in the prep time. All that flame and booze make this a particularly festive dessert, so it’s fitting that it originated in New Orleans. DMCA NoticesNewspaper web site content management software and services, Copyright © 2005-2020 Observer, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ¾ cup dark brown sugar, packed Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before eating or storing. Sign up for our newsletter and be the first to know about, Chef Emeril Launches Kicked Up Footwear Line, Join Chef Emeril Lagasse as he teaches you how to make his signature dishes, 1 9-inch homemade or prepared fully prebaked tart shell, 1 1/2 cups homemade pastry cream, chilled, Whipped cream, mint sprigs and confectioners' sugar, for decoration. | (804) 545-7500, Our Hometown Bananas Foster It took me a long time to try this dessert. Traditionally you plate the dessert, drizzle rum over top and ignite the liquor as it’s brought to the table, for extra wow factor. ½ cup sugar If you’ve never had bananas Foster, I don’t blame you. Prepare the quick bread mix according to the package instructions. Capture classic Bananas Foster flavors in an easy refrigerated pie crust, and you have a winner! ½ cup powdered sugar Prepare pie crust as directed on package for one-crust baked shell using 9-inch tart pan with … I like bananas at times, but their distinctive flavor is one I rarely seek out. Custard Filling Our website is undergoing some changes.Click here for more info. Total Carbohydrate After 3-4 minutes, carefully toss the bananas in the caramel mixture, taking care to coat each piece. Remove your milk mixture from the heat and strain out the whole spices. ½ stick salted butter The crust is more like a cookie than pie crust and will be difficult to serve out of a pie pan. Pillsbury.com. 29.2 g P.O. 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, packed. Sliced bananas sautéed in caramel with toasted walnuts, drizzled with dark rum and ignited to create the perfect smoky sugary topping for rich ice cream – that is worth skipping the chocolate cake for. Carefully lay the circle over a tart pan and press into the sides, leaving about ¼ inch sticking up over the top of the pan. Make pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell using 9-inch glass pie plate MOR... 0 Hour 30 Min. Let cool. By continuing to browse or by clicking 'Accept', you agree to our sites privacy policy. When the bananas become soft, ladle the mixture over top of the tarts. When the flames burn out, grab a fork and dig into pure decadence. When the bananas become soft, ladle the mixture over top of the tarts. Drizzle each tart with 1 tablespoon of dark rum and ignite with a match. In the early part of the 20th century, New Orleans was a major import city for bananas and almost had a surplus.