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Upside-Down Banana Tart

by Pierce Abernathy

Inspired by marthastewart.com

Ingredients

for 8 servings

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, 9x9 in (23x23 cm)
  • 6 bananas
  • 8 tablespoons
    unsalted butter, 1 stick
  • 1 cup
    brown sugar (220 g)
  • 1 teaspoon
    vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon
    cinnamon
  • vanilla ice cream, for serving

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Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F (190˚C).
  2. Using an 8-inch (20-cm) round cake pan, cut a circle out from the puff pastry. Using a fork, poke holes all over the pastry to provide ventilation. Set aside.
  3. Cut the tops and bottoms off of the bananas, then halve 2 of the bananas crosswise and set aside.
  4. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, then add the brown sugar and cook until fully incorporated and the sauce appears amber in color, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the vanilla and cinnamon. Stir until combined.
  6. Add the bananas to the pan and cook until softened, about 2 minutes.
  7. Turn the bananas to fully coat them with the caramel, then remove from the pan. Reserve the caramel.
  8. Grease the cake pan. Arrange the bananas on the bottom of the pan. Pour over the caramel sauce.
  9. Cover the bananas with the circle of puff pastry and ensure the edges are tucked into the pan.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the pastry is puffed and golden.
  11. Let cool at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate.
  12. Slice and serve with vanilla ice cream.
  13. Enjoy!
 

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