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 180Β°C/ 350Β°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

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. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ 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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