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Tarte tatin of banana with nutmeg

You cannot make a typical tarte tatin with banana, because the banana quickly overcooks before the tarte is done. In this recipe, we split the preparation, so each part gets done perfectly. We sugar the puff pastry to create the flavour that a conventional tarte tatin would acquire after the full baking time. What really makes this version stand out is the addition of nutmeg; with the banana, a truly stellar combination.

Tarte tatin of banana with nutmeg

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Ingredients

10

sheets

puff pastry

1

 dl

sugar water (1:1)

3

 

bananas

1

 

lemon, juiced

100

g

sugar

50

g

butter, unsalted

 

 

nutmeg

Preparation method

  • Punch 6cm-diameter rounds out of the puff pastry.
  • Poke the puff pastry rounds with a fork to keep them from rising too much.
  • Brush both sides with sugar water and set aside for 10 minutes. Brush them again and place the rounds between two silicone sheets.
  • Bake in a 185°C oven until they are nicely golden brown and caramelised.
  • Store in an air-tight container until ready to use.
  • Cut the bananas into slices 1.5cm thick and combine with the lemon juice to prevent discolouring.
  • In a dry pan, caramelise the sugar and then add the butter.
  • Add the banana and caramelise briefly.
  • Grate nutmeg on top and let cool at room temperature.
  • Top the puff pastry rounds with the caramelised banana and heat in the oven until warm.

Serving suggestions

  • As a component in a dessert; wonderful in combination with vanilla ice cream or ice cream with nutmeg.
  • In a miniature version, as part of a pre-dessert, e.g. with citrus fruit, elderflower or grapes.

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