One of the most popular desserts I serve to my Masters guests are these individual White Chocolate Banana Cream Tarts. Mc Donalds Chocolate Banana .. deal, considering milkshakes in the drink itself and drizzled across the whipped cream topping.
They’re based on the famed pies served at Buckhead Diner in Atlanta.
It has been years since I’ve been to the Diner, but if you like banana cream pie, theirs is one of the best I’ve ever had.
The recipe is a bit complicated, but I take one shortcut: I order the sweet French butter tart shells online. You can find them at amazon.com in smaller quantities than from some of the professional purveyors, which usually require that you order case quantities, usually 70 tart shells or more.
If you decide to go with the mass quantity, the good news is that they keep for a very long time and can be used in a myriad of ways. Fruit tarts, peanut butter tarts, salted caramel and chocolate tarts…I’ve used them for all of these and more.
These are little work, but definitely worth it! Two specialty liqueurs set it apart: banana liqueur and white creme de cocoa. They really do add lots of great flavor to the filling, as does the snowy layer of grated white chocolate over the top of the pastry cream/whipped cream filling.
I believe the recipe I used came from an old Southern Living Magazine, but I can’t find a link online. Avoid links which use gelatin…I don’t think that was in the original recipe.
Here’s the link that looks the closest to the recipe I use: White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie. (If you’d like the exact recipe I use, just shoot me an e-mail at [email protected])
Have a great weekend!