Bananas Foster Tart

Ingredients:

  • pie crust
  • 2 medium bananas, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 4-1/2 tsp light rum
  • 2 tsp grated orange peel
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions:

  1. Prepare pie crust for one-crust baked shell.
  2. In a small bowl, combine bananas and rum. Toss to coat.
  3. Sprinkle orange peel evenly over bottom of baked crust. Arrange bananas in a single layer over peel and sprinkle with pecans.
  4. In a 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. Cook an additional 2-4 minutes or until mixture is thickened and a deep golden brown, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Spoon warm filling over bananas and pecans. Cool 30 minutes.
  5. Serve warm or cool. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Yield: 8 servings