In life, it’s important to know how to make at least one meal well. Weather it be scrambled eggs, a grilled cheese sandwich, or a Bloody Mary (there are vegetables in there)
If I were to choose, it would be dessert. Obvi. Try showing up to a dinner party with this classic French dessert, and not have your friends take a second look. I swapped out apples, for bananas, because my main man (dad) loves bananas.
Banana Tarte Tatin with whipped creme fraiche
1 sheet frozen puff pastry
6 bananas, sliced length wise
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup (4 ounces) butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
In a 10-inch skillet, over medium heat, stir together sugar and water. Let sugar caramelize to a deep amber color.
Once bubbling and amber in color, take off heat; swirl butter in.
Stir in spices. Then place bananas snug in skillet.
Blanket puff over bananas, making sure to slightly tuck all around.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Until puff is golden.
Let cool completely. Once cooled, place serving dish over skillet to invert tatin.
Top with a dollop of whipped creme fraiche (recipe below)
Whipped creme fraiche:
3/4 cup creme fraiche
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
Place all ingredients in mixer. With whisk attachment, whip until firm stiff peaks form.