Banana Margarita Tart

Bananas and Margarita Caramel! What could be better?
Banana Margarita Tart

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, here is a simple and delicious dessert made with just a few ingredients that I usually have on hand. A tortilla base sounds a little weird but it is surprisingly good, add in some margarita flavor with lime, salt and of course Tequila and it’s a pretty perfect dish. Hope you like it as much as I do!

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

  1. Place a tortilla onto a lined baking sheet. Melt 1/2 a tablespoon of butter, and brush a little of the melted on to a tortilla, focusing on the edges.
  2. In a small bowl mash up half a banana with 1/2 a tablespoon of brown sugar and the vanilla extract. Put the banana mixture in the center of the tortilla.
  3. Place the second tortilla on top sandwiching the banana mixture between the two. Press down around the edges, the melted butter will help them stick. Brush the remaining melted butter all over the top tortilla and place the baking sheet in the oven. Bake the tortillas for 5 minutes, until the top tortilla is starting to puff up.
  4. In a saucepan combine the remaining tablespoon of butter and the quarter cup of brown sugar. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally if needed. The sugar should be bubbling and caramelizing. Don’t let it burn. You just want it to darken and thicken.
  5. Take the caramel off the heat and add the salt, tequila and a squeeze of lime juice (use about a quarter of the lime). Be careful when adding the liquids, the caramel will sizzle and spatter. Put the caramel back over low heat and stir constantly for about 30 seconds until everything is smooth and incorporated. Set aside and save the rest of the lime for zesting and juicing at the end.
  6. Chop the remaining bananas and arrange the pieces on top of the tortilla. Spoon the caramel over the bananas and bake for 6-8 minutes until the bananas are cooked through. Top with lime zest and a squeeze of lime juice.

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