Mauritian tarte banane


Tarte banane is a very popular treat in Mauritius, they can be found in every pastry shops and are just perfect for afternoon tea! These mini banana tarts are so buttery and crumbly. If you have leftover ripped bananas at home, this is the perfect recipe for you.

5 from 6 votes

mauritian tarte banane / mini banana tart

Servings 6 serves
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


The banana filling

  • 600 g ripe bananas 3 large
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

The tart shells

  • 200 g plain flour
  • 100 g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • 1 beaten egg yolk for brushing


The banana filling

  • Peel and cut the bananas into little discs.
  • In a non-stick cooking pot / pan, add the cut bananas and the brown sugar. Cook on medium heat while stirring from time to time until the brown sugar has completely melted (about 5mins).
  • Using a potato masher or a fork, gently mash the bananas roughly.
  • Add the vanilla essence, mix well to combine and cook for another 5mins on medium-low heat. Set aside to cool down.

The tart shells

  • In a large bowl, add the sifted plain flour, butter and caster sugar. Gently rub to incorporate the butter to the flour until a sand-like consistency is obtained. Do not over mix!
  • Add the cold water to the flour mixture then gently fold until a dough is formed. When the dough is formed and is not sticky, stop kneading.
  • Wrap the dough with cling film and let chill in the fridge for at least 45mins. The dough will get harder as it gets colder.
  • After chilling, place the dough between 2 baking sheets then using a rolling pin, roll the dough to a thickness of about ½ cm.
  • Using a round cutter or a bowl, cut round shapes which are larger than your tart molds.
  • Transfer the dough onto your already greased tart molds then cut the excess. Using a fork, slightly pierce a few holes in the middle of the tart shells.
  • Fill the tart shells with the banana filling then using the leftover dough, make some lattice to finish off the tarts.
  • Finally brush the top with some Beaten egg yolks and bake the tarts on 180°C for 18–20mins or until golden. Enjoy!



The tarts can also be brushed by milk instead of egg yolk. 
The colour gets darker as the bananas get more ripe!
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Mauritian
Keyword: Vegetarian

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  1. 5 stars
    So yummy. Thank u chef. Happy new year and my best wishes for u and your loved ones.

  2. Awesome recipe. I am a mauritian living in Lesotho. These banana tarts are bringing back souvenirs from my childhood. I have plan to make these tarts on Saturday as I have friends coming from abroad….perfect mauritian desserts to proudly introduce to my friends!

    1. Hi Ramona, hope your tarte banane turned out great! Let us know 🙂

  3. 4 stars
    Thx for sharing

  4. 5 stars
    Easy to follow, thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    ” 🤤🤤🤤👍 It is so tasty and yummy.. literally very nice work.. “

  6. 5 stars
    Made it today and it was amazing! The best i ever had and I made it with my own hands so I couldnt be any happier. Thanks!

  7. 5 stars
    Tommorow i have to do tart in my school❤🎉 . So i choose this recipe for tommorow. Tqsm for make this kind of recipes ❤❤❤. Love from Malaysia 🇲🇾❤

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