Bananas Foster Tart

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins

I love this! This recipe was a $2,000.00 winner in the 38th Pillsbury Bake-Off in 1998. I wasn't sure how my co-workers would like it but it was gone before 11am when I took it to work. Such a great blend of flavors. Of course you could use your own favorite pie crust recipe if you've got a knack with crust. I've included the 1/2 hour cooling time in the prep time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  • 1 pillsbury refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on package (from 15-oz. pkg.)

  • 2 medium bananas, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 4 12 teaspoons light rum
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 23 cup chopped pecans
  • 23 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 14 cup whipping cream
  • 14 cup butter or 14 cup margarine
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Prepare pie crust as directed on package for one-crust baked shell using 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom or 9-inch pie pan.
  3. If using tart pan, trim edges if necessary.
  4. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until light golden brown and cool 5 minutes.
  5. In small bowl, combine bananas and rum; toss to coat.
  6. Sprinkle orange peel evenly in bottom of baked pie shell.
  7. Arrange bananas in single layer over peel.
  8. Sprinkle with pecans.
  9. In heavy medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, whipping cream and butter; cook and stir over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil.
  10. Cook an additional 2-4 minutes or until mixture has thickened and is deep golden brown, stirring constantly.
  11. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in vanilla.
  12. Spoon warm filling over bananas and pecans.
  13. Cool 30 minutes.
  14. Serve warm or cool with ice cream.
  15. Store in refrigerator.


Most Helpful

Delicious, Elegant dessert,Had company for dinner. Everyone loved it. I used my pie crust Recipe #50781 Which is like a cookie-flakey crust. Thank you, ReeLani for posting the recipe. It is sure a keeper.

Barb Gertz March 03, 2003

This recipe was so easy to make and tastes very good to boot-so five stars from me( and my hubby)! I made it just as directed exceptI didn't have any rum on hand, so I used imitation rum flavor, but halved the amount called for, and it was delicious!Went to liquor store today while out just to buy a bottle of rum to have on hand to make it again! Thank You ReeLani!

MemphisMommy May 25, 2010

Yum-o. My 19 year old son mad this for our Christmas Eve dessert. It's easy as pie (Ha,ha). We did leave out the nuts, my picky daughter wouldn't have eaten any. She loved it without the nuts. Her boyfriend had never had Bananas Foster and asked for the recipe for his mom to make.

bsneary December 25, 2007

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