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We go through a lot of bananas each week. I’m talking 5 or 6 bananas a day. And that’s when my husband is gone! They are just so versatile – pancakes, muffins, smoothies, waffles, bread, anything and everything you could possibly bake up is better with bananas!

So of course I was pretty excited about this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe: Double Chocolate and Banana Tart.

Don’t get confused though, it’s double chocolate and double banana. The crust is a chocolate shortbread crust, topped with caramelized bananas that are then covered in chocolate ganache, and finally it’s finished with raw banana slices.

(The caramelized banana slices looked like little scallops!)

I thought this recipe was simple, so impressive, and delicious! I didn’t love the raw bananas on top – for some reason, the contrast between the super rich chocolate and the raw bananas just didn’t do it for me – but those were easily picked off. I really really really loved the caramelized bananas. It gave just a little crunch to the tart.

I halved the crust recipe, got 2 small tarts (maybe 5 or 6 inches?) and then dropped a tart shell in the sink. So I quartered the rest of the recipe and it was perfect for my one tart. HOWEVER, one tart was not enough for this lady and I wish I had another one right now.

(The members of French Fridays with Dorie don’t share Dorie’s recipes because we want to encourage you to check out Around My French Table.)

One year ago: Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread
Two years ago:
 Gummy Candy
Four years ago:
 Strawberry Scones

 

 

 

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