Chocolate Banana Cream Tart

Small details make a big difference in this recipe— look for ripe but not mushy bananas and, of course, high-quality chocolate. I often keep a well-wrapped, prerolled tart shell in my freezer and bake it right from its frozen state. Prep: 25 minutes.
Makes 1 (10-inch) tart


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1 1/2 ripe bananas
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Garnish: cocoa powder


1. Fill prepared and cooled tart shell with half of Chocolate Cream Filling, and smooth with an offset spatula. Slice bananas 1/4 inch thick, and arrange slices in tight concentric circles over filling. Spread remaining filling evenly over banana slices.

2. Whisk cream and powdered sugar with an electric mixer fitted with whisk attachment until medium-stiff peaks form. Dollop whipped cream evenly over filling. Chill up to 4 hours before serving. Garnish, if desired.

Created date

August 2008