Cuban Banana Rum Custard Tart

Banana Rum Custard Tart
Banana Rum Custard Tart

Cuban banana rum custard tart is a popular desert which satisfy any taste bud. Let’s see how to make this delicious desert.

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For the Cashew Pastry

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews, finely chopped

Beat the butter and sugar in an electric mixer or by hand until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and continue beating. Mix in the flour and the cashews. The mixture will be soft and cannot be rolled out. Press the dough into the pie plate with your finger tips, keeping it as evenly distributed as possible. Chill for 30 minutes.

Cuban Banana Rum Custard Tart
Cuban Banana Rum Custard Tart

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place foil in the shell and fill it with dried beans or rice. Bake for 15 minutes; remove the foil and beans and bake for 5 more minutes. Set aside to cool.

For the Custard

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons dark rum
  • 4 bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 orange, juiced

Beat the eggs and sugar until light and frothy. Mix in the flour and beat until smooth. Add the cream and rum. Pour into the partially baked crust and bake it in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the custard is set. Remove and cool.

Banana custard tart
Banana custard tart

Arrange the bananas on top, starting from the outside and working toward the center. Warm the preserves and orange juice, stirring until the preserves have melted. Strain and brush the tart with the hot glaze to protect the bananas from turning brown and to add a sheen to the tart.