Recipe courtesy of Charlie Trotter
Show: Emeril Live
Save Recipe Print
Total:
3 hr 5 min
Prep:
2 hr 20 min
Cook:
45 min
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

Directions

To prepare the tart: Combine the cold butter, 1/2 cup of the pecans, 1/3 cup of the granulated sugar, 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons of the flour, and the salt in a food processor and process until crumbly. Add 1 of the egg yolks and 1 tablespoon of the milk and process until the dough forms a ball. Roll out the dough to 1/8-inch thick and cut into a 9-inch circle. Line an 8-inch tart pan with the dough, place on a sheet pan, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.

To prepare the pecan cream: Combine the softened butter, the whole egg, the remaining 1 cup of ground pecans, 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar, the cream, and 1/4 teaspoon of the vanilla in a mixing bowl. Spread a 1/4-inch layer of the mixture in the bottom of the tart. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes, or until the pecan cream is set. Remove from the oven and set aside.

To prepare the pastry cream: Bring the remaining 2 cups milk and 1/3 cup granulated sugar to a boil. Whisk together the remaining 4 egg yolks and 1/3 cup granulated sugar in a bowl. Sift the remaining 2 tablespoons flour and the cornstarch together over the egg yolk mixture and whisk until smooth. Add the remaining 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and one third of the milk mixture and whisk until combined. Return the remaining milk mixture to a boil. Pour the yolk mixture into the milk, stirring continuously, until thickened and remove from the heat.

To prepare the tart: Cut the bananas into 1/4-inch thick slices and arrange in a single layer over the pecan cream in the tart shell. Spoon the pastry cream over the bananas and smooth with spatula. Lower the oven to 350 degrees F. and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool slightly, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Cut the tart into 6 slices and place a slice in the center of each plate. Arrange the toasted pecans on each slice and dust with confectioners' sugar.

My Private Notes

Add a Note
Get the Recipe

Beer Can Cauliflower

Move over, chicken. There's a new grill star in town.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Banana and Pecan Pancakes with Maple Butter

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Pear Tarts

Recipe courtesy of Lassen and Hennings

Apricot Tart

Recipe courtesy of Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs

Almond Apricot Tart

Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand

Passion Fruit Tarts

Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken|Susan Feniger

Frangipane Tart with Strawberries

Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Guava Cheese Tart

Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken|Susan Feniger

Pear and Almond Tart

Lemon Meringue Tart

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Check Out Our

          Get a sneak-peek of the new Food Network recipe page and give us your feedback.

          See it Now!

          Latest Stories