Flaming Bananas Foster is a classic banana dish. Here it is taken to new levels in delicious individual pie tarts by the famous chef, Emeril Lagasse.
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes
- 4 tablespoons butter, cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 ripe bananas, peeled and cut lengthwise into halves
- 1/4 cup banana liqueur
- 1/2 cup Myers rum
- 1 quart cream
- 8 egg yolks
- 12 three-inch tart shells of graham cracker crust
- 3/4 cup caramel sauce
- 4 egg whites
- 1/4 cup sugar
In another saucepan, add the cream. Bring the liquid to a gentle boil. Whisk the egg yolks together. Whisk 1 cup of the hot cream into the egg mixture. Mix thoroughly. In a steady stream, slowly add the egg mixture to the hot cream mixture. Continue to cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and cool completely. Whisk the banana mixture into the cream mixture. Mix thoroughly and cool completely.
Add the banana/cream mixture to the electric ice cream machine. Process according to manufacturer’s directions. Place a tablespoon of the caramel over each tart shell. Spread a heaping 1/2 cup of the ice cream over the caramel sauce, filling each tart shell completely. Place the tarts in the freezer until frozen, about 1 hour.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, fitted with a wire whip, whip the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and continue to beat to stiff peaks. Remove the tarts from the freezer and spread the meringue over ice cream. Place the tarts on a baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake until the meringue is golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve.
Yield: 12 servings
Source: Emeril’s TV Dinners by Emeril Lagasse