Banana Caramel Mini Tarts
 
Ingredients
Crust
  • 1⅓ c. crushed nilla wafers
  • 2 T. sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 5 T. salted butter, melted
Banana Filling
  • 3 large bananas sliced on a diagonal
Caramel
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp water
  • ¼ cup salted butter, cut into Tablespoon pieces
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¾ tsp Maldon salt, optional
Instructions
Crust!crust
  1. Mix all and press into 3 mini tart pans with removable bottoms. (Or use one 9 inch pan)
  2. Bake at 350 10-14 mins and cool. Tarts should be lightly browned.
Caramel
  1. In a heavy-bottomed large pot, combine sugar and water.
  2. Put heat on medium high and let sugar melt.
  3. Stir to help sugar along.
  4. Once dissolved, stop stirring and let it come to a boil.
  5. Boil until the sugar is dark amber in color and swirl pot now and again to help it cook evenly.
  6. Once the sugar is amber add the butter and stir to melt it.
  7. Remove heat and slowly/carefully pour in the cream.
  8. Keep stirring until smooth.
  9. Pour in a glass measuring cup or jar to let cool.
  10. Add salt if using.
  11. Let cool to room temp.
Assembly
  1. Remove tarts from pans carefully.
  2. Fill with sliced bananas.
  3. Pour or drizzle on caramel.
  4. Top with whipped cream!
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at https://hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/banana-caramel-mini-tarts/