Dessert can’t always be a three-tiered cake, covered in meticulously piped rosettes. Luckily, simple ingredients often yield the most delicious (and equally impressive) results. That’s the #dessertgoal the Chatelaine Kitchen was chasing with this Banana Sundae Tart. This nostalgic, crisp, caramel-covered confection was modelled after everyone’s favourite childhood ice-cream treat, with a decidedly more grown-up addition: bourbon-soaked cherries. And the best part? There’s not a rosette in sight.
Here are a few other reasons why we love it
The tart demands just 10 minutes of active time in the kitchen, so it will bail you out when you decide to throw a last-minute gathering on a Friday night (remember how you were going to leave work super early to cook?).
There are just five ingredients! And one of them is water. The rest: frozen puff pastry, an egg, bananas and brown sugar. Assembly is as easy as putting toppings on a pizza.
Any time bananas are caramelized with brown sugar, you’re guaranteed oohs and aaahs. Then you can humbly declare, “Oh, I just whipped it up.”
It serves a crowd.
There’s enough dessert for nine people from a one-pan recipe. (Or think of it as generous seconds for four.)
We like keeping the toppings classic with vanilla ice cream and slivered almonds — plus a generous drizzle of rich caramel sauce and a cherry on top (obviously). But don’t be afraid to customize: chocolate sauce, sprinkles, fresh berries, whipped cream — whatever you fancy. For a bit of fun, create a do-it-yourself bar — add bowls with sundae toppings to the table and let everyone dive in.
Watch: How to make an almond butter banana sundae