Banana - Chestnut Tartlets W/Puff Pastry

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6 Tartlets




  • Bring sugar & water to a boil in a med saucepan over med heat. Brush any undissolved crystals down the side of the pot w/a wet pastry brush. Swirl the mixture (do not stir) in the pan & simmer till it takes on a light amber color. Remove from heat.
  • Place puff pastry circles on a parchment lined baking sheet. Turn in the perimeter of each to form a thick ring that will hold in the fruit mixture.
  • Place bananas & chestnuts inside ea tartlet, forming a concentric circle w/the bananas.
  • Drizzle ea tartlet with 2 1/2 tbsp of the caramel & sprinkle w/a sml amt of added sugar.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 375 F for about 25 min, till the bananas are softened, the caramel is a deep brown & the puff pastry is golden. Remove from the oven, cool slightly & serve.

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  1. Fabulous and oh-so-easy dessert. Fresh chestnuts are not in season yet (they come out late-Fall) so I used a little tin of pureed chestnuts, which I think, serendipitously, may be even better! I slathered a generous teaspoon of puree onto each puff pastry circle and then topped with banana slices. These were so presentable and a definite dinner-party dessert. A must-try.


I am an American transplanted from Dallas to Iceland by marriage to a native Icelander & I retired to become his "Kitchen Queen". We love to entertain our family & friends, so I have an eclectic collection of recipes. I especially love simple, easy-fix, flexible & make-ahead recipes - BUT also like challenging myself on occasion. I enjoy baking & food photography. I am devoted to the "More is Always Better Principle" & apply it liberally to bacon, butter & garlic. I can have ingredient issues due to availability here in Iceland & my DH is medically diet-restricted from some ingredients as well. Either situation might require me to modify a recipe, but I will do my best to be true to your recipes & fair/honest in my reviews. Mary Pat (aka twissis)
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