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White Chocolate-Banana Crème Brûlée Tarts

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“Make crème brûlée the easy way! Crushed caramel candies melt atop creamy white-chocolate tarts. Recipe is one of the 100 finalists in the 2010 Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, submitted by Kristen Abbott.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (15 ounce) boxpillsbury refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
  • 2 eggland's best egg yolks
  • 12 cup whipping cream
  • 1 (12 ounce) baghershey's premier white chocolate chips
  • 18 hard caramels or 18 butterscotch candies, finely crushed
  • 3 bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices


  1. Heat oven to 450°F Turn 12-cup muffin pan with regular-size cups upside down. Spray backs of muffin cups with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  2. Unroll 1 pie crust on work surface; roll into 12-inch round. Using 4-inch round cookie cutter, cut into 6 (4-inch) rounds. Repeat with second crust.
  3. Place dough rounds over backs of muffin cups, pleating dough to fit around cups. Prick dough several times with fork. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes. Carefully remove tart shells from muffin cups; place open sides up on cooling rack.
  4. In small bowl, beat egg yolks; set aside. In 2-quart nonstick saucepan, heat cream and baking chips over medium heat, stirring constantly, until chips are melted. Stir about 1 cup of the hot cream mixture into egg yolks until well blended. Pour egg mixture back into saucepan; reduce heat to low. Cook 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  5. Place tart shells on cookie sheet. Pour cream mixture into tart shells. Sprinkle each with 1 rounded teaspoon of the candies. Bake about 5 minutes or until candy is melted. Remove tarts from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool 30 minutes. Top tarts with bananas; serve warm or cooled. Store covered in refrigerator.

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