I can usually never say no to dessert… Well actually that’s a lie. Usually it goes a little something like this, someone asks me “Do you want dessert?” to which I reply “god no! I am so full, I can barely move, I feel like a cow”. The person I’m with usually ignores me and orders themselves a dessert anyway, which upon arrival I devour the whole thing. Bottom line, I’m a huge sucker for dessert!

Last week, when it came the time to make brunch, my fridge was looking a little bare, I ransacked the whole thing, including the freezer and as my eyes laid on the phyllo dough, it clicked. Tartes tatin! and since bananas were the only fruit I had that really would work, my decision was made easy. This is really easy and quick to make, so as long as you like bananas you have no reason not to get in the kitchen and try it out.



You will need

  • 6 sheets phyllo pastry
  • 3-4 large bananas
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Start by taking each phyllo sheet and folding them into a square. You can fold all four sides inwards and place on a greased baking sheet.
  3. Brush each square with the melted butter, and sprinkle half of the sugar over it.
  4. Cut bananas into thin slices and layer on top in rows.
  5. Lastly sprinkle the remaining sugar and the vanilla on top.
  6. Cook for 25-30 minutes until the bananas are caramelized and golden.
  7. Makes 6 small individual tartes tatins.

What do you think? Let me know!