Tropical Chocolate Tart


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Appears in

Book of Tarts

Book of Tarts

By Maury Rubin

Published 1995

  • About

By infusing this custard with more than one element, you create a layered effect of flavors. You’ll taste chocolate, banana, orange, and coconut, then back to chocolate as the flavors evolve in your mouth.


  • 1⅓ cups heavy cream
  • Peel of 1 very ripe banana, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cu


  1. Combine the cream, banana peel, and coconut in a large saucepan. Grate the zest of the orange into the cream, and whisk to combine. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking occasionally. Remove from the heat and let cool, whisking occasionally.
  2. Strain the coconut cream into a medium saucepan, pressing firmly with the back of a spoon to extract all the flavo