Recipe by Kelsey
"This authentic Jamaican recipe is really easy to make. It uses ripe plantains (which are a relative of the banana) as the filling. I like to chill them in the refrigerator until they are cold and serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!"
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cold butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
shortening, chilled and diced
very ripe (black) plantains
red food coloring
egg white, beaten
white sugar for decoration
OH MY GOSH!!!! I have been looking for a plantain tart recipe for a minute!!! MY husband loves, loves, loves platain tarts. Now that we live in Nevada, it is very hard to find West Indian restaurants. Anyway, tried the recipe and presented to my dh. He asked me what restaurant I bought them from...need I say more?
The dough was crumbly and could not be rolled. I had to add an egg and some more butter to it. The tart ended up very bland and not sweet at all.
I've made these 2 times so far using a frozen puff pastry. The filling is great, I substituted 1tbsp honey for sugar, and added 1/2tsp of baker's spice mix to give it that Devon House spiced flavour.
Filling is great, only 4 stars because I haven't tried the pastry.
Really tasty! Made these for an island themed party and they were a hit. You don't even need to serve them with ice cream. Also I decided to add cinnamon to the plantain mix and I sprinkled a little on top along with the sugar...made a huge difference. Definitely add some cinnamon to balance out the nutmeg.
These were FANTASTIC! Part of our 2009 Thanksgiving dinner (Caribbean Styled Dinner) and I was chastised for not making more !LOL!
Best I ever had!!!
in all honesty i think they tasted a bit like they should have. my husband didnt like them at all, he thought they were bland. im going to us this again but not booil the plantain, i will fry it instead, seems that keeps the sweetness about it.
I added 1 tsp cinnamon to filling and 2 tsp sugar to the pasty. Everyone LOVED them.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Jamaican Plantain Tarts
Serving Size: 1/25 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 25
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 34
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