Salted Caramel Banana Cream Tarts

Banana and Salted Caramel Tarts

Shortcrust pastry with a salted caramel, banana and chantilly cream filling ~

For the pastry -
220g/ 7 3/4oz/ 1 1/2 cups plain flour
20g/ 3/4oz/ 1 tbsp ground almonds
40g/ 1 1/2oz/ 2 tbsp icing/powdered sugar
pinch salt
140g/ 5oz (1 1/4 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 – 1 tbsp cold water

For the salted caramel -
70g/ 2 1/2oz/ 1/2 stick unsalted butter
100g/ 3 1/2oz/ 1/2 cup soft brown sugar
50g/ 1 1/2oz/ 2 tbsp golden syrup
90ml/ 3floz/ 1/2 cup double cream
1 tsp sea salt + extra for sprinkling

For the topping -
200ml/ 7fl oz/ 1 cup whipping cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp sugar
1-2 ripe bananas

Salted Caramel Banana Cream Tarts


To make the pastry -
- Lightly grease 4 tartlet tins
- Pulse together the flour, ground almonds, icing sugar and salt
- Add the butter and process together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs
- Add egg yolk, vanilla and 1/2 tbsp water and pulse until the mixture comes together. (Gradually add more water if needed.)
- Turn the dough onto a work surface and knead lightly. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for one hour.
- Roll out the dough and a line the tarts tins with it.
- Chill for another 1/2 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 350°F/ gas mark 4
- Line the pastry with greaseproof paper and baking beans. Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove the paper and beans and cook for another 10-15 minutes until pastry is golden.
- Leave to cool.

For the salted caramel sauce -
- Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a heavy based pan and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Add the cream and teaspoon of salt and cook for another minute.
- Leave to cool.

For the topping -
- Spoon an equal amount of the caramel sauce into each tart shell, leaving at least a tablespoon to drizzle on the top.
- Thinly slice the banana and spread a layer on top of the caramel on each tart
- Whisk together the cream, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Pipe the cream on to the top of each tart, then drizzle with the remaining caramel sauce.

Salted Caramel and Banana Cream Tarts

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24 thoughts on “Salted Caramel Banana Cream Tarts

  1. Rosie: These caramel banana cream tarts are to die for… They contain pretty much everything that I like. The only thing that I would skip in mine would be the sea salt. :) Beautiful pictures… I love how you have decorated the tarts. They look like roses. Oh, so pretty!!!

  2. mmm you had me at salted caramel. :) I love salted caramel anything, especially when it is paired with banana. They are beautiful little tarts, too!

  3. Gorgeous tarts, Rosie! I love that you made these with salted caramel. It’s quickly become one of my favorite toppings. I’m not the best at making caramel, but if I see it on the menu, I’ll order it! These look absolutely lovely!

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