This has just been one of those weeks.
You know the kind… where everything you touch breaks into a million little pieces? Yep. I snapped the handle off a pitcher, shattered a plate, somehow lost a piece to my milk frother when it shot across the kitchen, and almost started a fire when I microwaved a non-microwaveable plate (and it was such a pretty plate, too…). I don’t even know how I manage.
Thank goodness for recipes like these that only use a handful of ingredients and a short amount of time to turn out something incredible with minimal effort. This mini tarte tatin is simple enough to make last minute, but impressive enough to serve to guests. I love that this recipe uses bananas instead of the traditional apples, because it tastes EXACTLY like Bananas Foster, and it’s AWESOME!
I seriously cannot believe that so few ingredients come together to form something so utterly perfect. It’s so freakin’ easy to make, and utterly delicious!
I served this caramelized beauty with a scoop of vanilla ice cream that I rolled in some toasted coconut—so easy to do, but such an elegant touch (coconut-flavored ice cream would be an even easier idea with the same flavor payoff)!
By the way, this is even easier that most tarte tatin recipes because you don’t actually have to make the caramel before you add the fruit and puff pastry—it all happens in the oven!
I made mine in a mini 7″ cast iron skillet. I realize not everyone has access to one of these, but you can also make this in two 5″ creme brûlée dishes!