Nutella, Double Chocolate & Banana Tart

A Nutella, Double Chocolate & Banana Tart for the Annual World Nutella Day. Be still my heart! Has there ever been a happier, more delicious convergence of ingredients? I think not, though perhaps adding a little peanut butter into the mix would have made it even more enticing… if that is possible. That’s right, today February 5th is World Nutella Day. This celebration of all things Nutella was started in 2007 by Sara at Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle at Bleeding Espresso as a day to celebrate, get creative with and most importantly, to EAT Nutella.

I absolutely love Nutella. Just spreading it on toast is a joy, not to mention just eating it straight out of the jar. Yup, I might do that from time to time. I participated in World Nutella Day last year with my Nutella & Banana filled Peanut Butter Ebelskivers. ( See..I got the peanut butter in there, but alas no chocolate. I will have to work on this idea for next year…)

This year I present a Nutella, Double Chocolate  Banana Tart. This recipe comes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table, which I was lucky enough to receive for Christmas. There are so many fantastic recipes in this book, but this tart caught my eye right away.

The tart looks pretty impressive huh? But it was really surprisingly easy to make and can be done in stages if you’re pressed for time on the day you wish to serve it.  It has a chocolate shortbread base, which can be made ahead of time. The dough can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to one month. Once you’ve baked the base, you spread a layer of Nutella over the bottom of the tart shell and then chill it for about 1 hour. While it is chilling, you caramelize a banana and let it cool to room temperature. You then layer the caramelized bananas over the Nutella. But wait, you’re not done yet. Then you pour a rich bittersweet chocolate ganache over the caramelized bananas. The ganache can be made ahead of time as well. It can be refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 2 months. You just need to pop it into the microwave to melt it a bit when you’re ready to assemble your tart.

Once you’ve added the ganache, you chill the tart once again for 30 – 60 minutes, or until you’re ready to serve it. At that point, you finish it off by topping it with freshly cut banana slices.

How does it taste? Unbelievably decadent. You should plan on eating this tart up on the day you make it. I don’t think you’ll have a problem there, it is soooo delicious! If by some bizarre set of circumstances the entire tart is not gobbled up, it will still be fine the next day, except the bananas won’t look as pretty.

Nutella, Double Chocolate & Banana Tart

recipe from : Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table

Ingredients:

For Chocolate Shortbread Dough

  • 1 1/4 Cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 Cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 9 Tablespoons very cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 Large egg yolk

For the Caramelized Bananas

  • 1 ripe but firm banana
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons sugar

For the Bittersweet Ganache

  • 1/2 lb. bittersweet chocolate, very finely chopped
  • 1 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into four pieces, at room temperature

For the Banana Topping

  • 1/2 Cup Apricot jam, strained
  • 2-3 ripe but firm bananas
  • Fresh lemon juice

2/3 Cup Nutella

Directions:

For the Chocolate Shortbread Dough

Put the flour, confectioners’ sugar, and salt into a food processor and pulse a couple of times to combine. Scatter the pieces of butter over the dry ingredients and pulse until the butter is cut in coarsely. Stir the yolk, just to break it up, and add it a little at a time, pulsing after each addition. When the egg is in, process in long pulses- about 10 seconds each – until the dough which will look granular soon after the egg is added, forms clumps and curds.

Turn the dough out onto a work surface and very lightly knead it just to incorporate any dry ingredients that might have escaped mixing.

Butter a 9 – 9 1/2 ” fluted tart pan with a removable bottom (butter the pan even if it’s nonstick)

Press the dough evenly over the bottom and up the sides of the tart pan. Press the crust in so that the pieces cling to one another and knit together when baked, but don’t use a lot of force  working lightly will preserve the crust’s shortbread-ish texture. Prick the crust all over and freeze for at least 30 minutes, preferably longer, before baking.

Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 375°F. Butter a piece of aluminum foil and press the foil snugly against the crust.

Bake the crust for 25 minutes, then carefully remove the foil. If the crust has puffed, press it down gently with the back of a spoon. Transfer the baking sheet to a cooling rack and allow the crust to cool before you fill it.

Once the crust is completely cooled, spread 2/3 cup of Nutella over the bottom of the baked tart shell and chill the tart for 1 hour.

For the Caramelized Bananas:

Line a plate with parchment paper. Cut the banana into 1/8″ thick slices and toss the slices with lemon juice to keep them from blackening.

Put a large skillet – nonstick – over high heat and toss in the butter. When it melts and starts to bubble, add the bananas, turning them so that they’re coated with butter. Sprinkle the sugar over the bananas and cook, still over high heat, turning, until they’re golden and caramel-coated on both sides. Transfer the bananas to the parchment-lined plate and pat them gently on both sides with paper towels to remove any excess butter. Cool to room temperature. The bananas can be caramelized a couple of hours ahead and kept at room temperature.

To Make the Bittersweet Ganache:

Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl.Bring the cram to a boil in a small saucepan, then pour it over the chocolate. Let the mixture sit for 30 seconds or so, then, with a whisk or spatula, gently stir the chocolate and cream together. Stir gently, and when the ganache is smooth and shiny, stir in the butter, piece by piece. The ganache can be refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 2 months; reheat gently in a microwave before proceeding.

Remove the chilled Nutella covered crust from the refrigerator. Arrange the caramelized bananas in an even layer over the bottom of the crust, then pour over the ganache. Hold the tart pan with both hands and rotate it lightly from side to side to encourage the ganache to even out, then slide the tart into the fridge again to set the ganache, 30 – 60 minutes. You can refrigerate the tart until serving time; just be certain to cover it once the chocolate sets.

To make the topping:

Bring the apricot jam to a boil in a small saucepan or in a microwave oven.

Peel the bananas and cut them on the bias into slices that are a scant 1/4 ” thick. Toss them lightly with just the slightest bit of lemon juice – the juice will keep them from blackening, but you don’t want them to be so wet that they dribble on the ganache. Arrange the banana slices in concentric circles over the top of the tart – start at the outer edge and slightly overlap the slices in a circle, then continue building concentric circles, having each circle slightly overlap its neighbour. Brush the bananas with a thin coating of the hot jam, glazing them evenly. Allow the glaze to cool and set.

When you’re ready to serve, remove the sides of the pan and slide the tart off the bottom of the pan and slice.

Enjoy!

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354 Responses to Nutella, Double Chocolate & Banana Tart

  1. What a way to celebrate world nutella day – even if it is clearly a day dedicated to blatant marketing stunts! This tart looks exquisite and decadent – not forgetting that chocolate and banana go together so well!

  2. Sweet Spell Baking Chick says:

    Nutella is so yummy! Great tart!

  3. Mel says:

    Oh this tart looks so heavenly! Bananas and Nutella are just such a wonderful combination.

  4. Ambika says:

    Wow!! I love each and every ingredient in that tart. Absolutely gorgeous!!

  5. this is to die for. God bless nutella.. :p

  6. Denise says:

    This definitely looks like the ultimate pie to me: nutella, double chocolate, banana…what more can one want?

  7. Amazing! What a delicious way to celebrate Nutella Day!

    xox

  8. Oh how I long for the days when I could still eat chocolate. (I have developed an allergy) I used to love Nutella. This has me salivating.

  9. I haven’t baked in months and this recipe makes me want to hop back into the kitchen!

  10. Maritza says:

    This looks like perfection.

  11. emmycooks says:

    That tart is a thing of beauty! I was combining chocolate and bananas myself yesterday (but in a somewhat healthier and much less elegant presentation): http://emmycooks.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/a-healthy-indulgence-whole-grain-banana-cardamom-muffins-with-optional-chocolate-of-course/

  12. reijosfood says:

    Looks delicious!

  13. catherine333 says:

    Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  14. looks very tasty. I love bananas and nutella… now why didn’t i think of putting the two together? :)

  15. Emma @ Sweet Mabel says:

    oh yes, that tart looks like heaven!

  16. Turber says:

    At this point – I wish I could eat the pictures – not to mention how wonderful the actual tart must be :)

  17. This cracks me up — I swear, the Freshly Pressed gods love love LOVE Nutella … although this recipe looks pretty darn amazing!
    :)

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  20. Love me some nutella haha. This looks so good. Nice post! Stop by and say hi :)

  21. Hala Amer says:

    this looks AMAZING! love tarts, love bananas, and love nutella! so excited to try this :D thanks for sharing!

  22. Carlie Chew says:

    Thanks for sharing, you had me at Nutella.

  23. Gorgeous pics! I bet it tastes delicious!

  24. This looks absolutely divine! I can’t wait to make it. Thank you for posting such a delectable recipe!

  25. annikaritter says:

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  26. This tart looks amazing!!!! I love Nutella, and now there’s good reason to! Thank you

  27. This looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing. :)

  28. Y u think says:

    You are right wow, that looks great. My wife loves these kinds of desert – I might try and make this.. wish me luck not very good in the kitchen…

  29. Hana says:

    Some say that there are no people who have tried Nutella only once but the people who never tried it before. :) I am one of the latter. The tart looks great!

  30. I have to bake this for my husband ! Nutella and bananas combined together are his favorite thing to eat !

  31. Oh my fucking god, this looks fabulous. *faints*

  32. Becca says:

    Oh this looks yummy. Thanks for blogging about Nutella. It made me thing of my uncle. When I was younger my aunt and I were out in Hollywood circa 1990 when were approached by some taste testers. Being a chocolate lover we took the plunge and were given several jars of this yummy chocolate spread to take home. My uncle loved the it and became a big fan of it on his morning toast. I think he would have liked this recipe. RIP Uncle Gerald.

  33. Beautiful tart, beautiful pictures. Love the look of that pie crust.

  34. Can’t wait to try it out! Looks absolutely gorgeous :)

  35. susielindau says:

    Yum! I have a jar and will try this!
    I love Nutella on a graham cracker. Okay graham crackersss.

    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

  36. Krystal Rose says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    I have never reblogged anything before, but this recipe that was on the Freshly Pressed page was irresistible. Nutella, Bananas & Chocolate?! GET IN MY BELLY!!!

  37. Adrienne says:

    Wow that looks amazing. Great photos and food styling too!!

  38. vegancharlie says:

    dear geeze this looks so delicious… I should veganize it and make it when i have the time!

  39. cellardoor91 says:

    This looks beyond amazing. I’m seriously in love with Nutella…so it’s been pretty tragic since I’ve become vegan. Oh well. That’s what pictures like these are for! Thank you! <3

  40. looks incredible. my absolute favorite combo!! :)

  41. lourdes says:

    It’s a visual feast!

  42. coupletastic says:

    WOW! That looks amazing! I am a huge banana and nutella fan. This is a “must make” for my next party.
    Fantastic blog!
    -Kristin

    http://coupletastic.com

  43. cakes1986 says:

    This looks AMAZING. If I knew where you lived I’d be round in a flash asking for a piece. Hope that doesn’t sound stalker-ee!!

  44. That looks AMAZING. I am totally making this!!!

  45. trialsinfood says:

    that tart looks amazing! i can’t believe i missed world nutella day!

  46. Jasmine T. Cruz says:

    Wow! This looks so good! I’m going to try it. :-)

  47. shash says:

    thanks for sharing! hoping to make this soon! :)

  48. Constance V. Walden says:

    This looks soooo good, I can hardly stand it. I haven’t had lunch yet. Thank you for sharing this. Connie

    http://7thandvine.wordpress.com/

  49. The Fashion Monger says:

    WOW, all this made me crave Nutella and everything you made! Yumm. . . cost friendly for a college student?

  50. inidna says:

    Oh my gosh this looks INCREDIBLE! I can’t stop looking at it and can just imagine how perfect this would taste. Mmm… Nutella! Can never go wrong :) I cannot wait to finally have an oven again (darn student dormitories)!

  51. This looks mind-blowingly good–Nutella and bananas are already amazing together, so this just takes the cake (tart?). Mmmm!

  52. ten21ten says:

    Oh my STARS! This looks so amazing! I’m going to bookmark this for my try pile!

  53. Boodoomoo says:

    Looks so delicious! congrats on being FP!

  54. Beau Lebens says:

    OMG this looks absolutely amazing!

  55. Wow, that tart looks absolutely delish!!!!

  56. Ecliss says:

    Oh this looks absolutely delicious! World Nutella Day is a brilliant idea!

  57. Christy says:

    This looks so amazing! I need to make this. I had no idea there was world nutella day! This is a day I need to celebrate. : D

  58. THAT is a beautiful thing and I wish it was here with me NOW!
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  59. Talitha says:

    Reblogged this on My Favorite Spaces.

  60. Rae says:

    Looks incredible!

  61. looks amazingly delicious!!!

  62. Tasha Jones says:

    Oh my goodness!! Delicious!! <3

  63. this. is. BEAUTIFUL – thanks for sharing :-)

  64. One word: droooooooooool.

  65. Yum! Thanks for sharing!

  66. Azure James says:

    That’s pretty ingenious! I love all the ingredients. Simple, too.

  67. pascquejtaime says:

    Reblogged this on pascquejtaime and commented:
    I want to eat this so badlyyy!

  68. colineagle says:

    That looks so delicious, I’m sure gonna try this! Hope mine come out as good as yours looks to be…

  69. that looks incredible!!

  70. Lisa says:

    Man, that’s just total food porn! Love it and gonna make it.

  71. This looks sinful! Coincidentally we made a Nutella dessert yesterday without knowing it was World Nutella Day! We will have to try your recipe someday soon. Thanks for sharing.

  72. Paula says:

    Oh my gosh this looks to good to be true!

  73. jasperwrites says:

    My sister is a huge Nutella fan and it’s her birthday soon so I’m definitely making this (or at least getting my mother to make it as then it’ll taste nice!). Can’t believe I wasn’t already aware of World Nutella Day!

  74. emmaroisin says:

    This look absolutely delicious! I’m going to have try it out!

  75. MadSilence says:

    Looks delightful
    Sounds delicious
    Love Nutella & bananas

  76. World Nutella Day! Brilliant, I can’t believe I missed it. Everyday is nutella day to me. Both treats look amazing and I can’t wait to have an occasion to make this tasty tarte. I think I might change the chocolate top to something peanut butter.

  77. 7theaven says:

    Drool…

    I want!!! I WANT!!!!

  78. grillqueen says:

    nutella day is <3
    awesome recipe you got there! keep it up!

  79. Lesley says:

    Why aren’t I eating this right now?!

  80. Assia says:

    Oh, yes, Nutella day, up there with Easter and Christmas, should definitely be a day off, so everyone can prepare this delicious tart! With a ice-cream scoop on the side, it could be a Nutella sundae! Thank you for sharing!

  81. Awesome! Beautiful pictures. I love that the bananas are embedded in the ganache and on top!

  82. This is beautifully delicious! Congrats on being freshly pressed! :D

  83. yummy! i’m not much of a cook but i hear nutella, and i have to check it out. thanks for sharing.

  84. One tart and a medium roast coffee would be amazing.

  85. HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT WORLD NUTELLA DAY???

    OMG, this looks great! Reminds me of a Nigella nutella tort I make all the time, it’s a good spin on a classic no flour tort: http://eatingwithsole.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/no-flour-hemp-chocolate-torte/

    I will have to remember Feb 5 2012! thanks for the heads up… 364 days and counting.
    :)

  86. kdkh says:

    Always happy to hear of a new way to eat Nutelly, one of the world’s best foods.

  87. grudolph7 says:

    YUM! I’m going to have to steal this recipe, it looks and sounds amazing! I love Nutella as well … even just out of the jar. :-)

  88. Tracy says:

    I’m drooling. I want to make it for breakfast tomorrow morning!

  89. ILuVcHeEz says:

    I would love to eat that nutella tart. It looks so good!I never knew there was a world nutella day! And I love nutella!

  90. caracaleo says:

    this looks AMAZING!!!!!

  91. shil says:

    Everything tastes better with nutella in it or on it..Great pictures..

  92. rokalily says:

    Pls tell me that when you die and go to heaven, this tart will be waiting for you… Yum.

  93. LiveLove says:

    I’m getting hungry just reading this… Thanks!

  94. Mackenzi says:

    That has my mouth watering. That is going to be my new experiment this weekend! I’m totally going to make that!

  95. Alexandra Au says:

    OMG … looks so good … so good …

  96. whatsaysyou says:

    Wow that looks so yummy. I wish I can taste a slice of it

  97. smarissa says:

    I will definitely have to try this recipe. I got hooked on Nutella when I joined Girls Swim in high school, when a girl brought Nutella on graham crackers at a swim meet.

    I actually spent Nutella day finishing the last scoop of spread that was in my jar at home. :P

  98. kimmaiyu says:

    Reblogged this on Kimmaiyu's and commented:
    Nutella, Double Chocolate & Banana Tart….. *drools…*

  99. NewMamma says:

    That looks like HEAVEN on a plate…I want some!!

  100. Aubrey says:

    This looks so delicious! Too bad I didn’t know that there is a World Nutella Day! I won’t miss this event next year and I’ll try to concoct my own Nutella recipe. Thanks for sharing this!

    .

  101. Has anyone tried making it? I absolutely love Nutella but, I’m a terrible baker especially if I have to make things from scratch.

  102. I cannot begin to describe how awesome and delicious this looks, way to go. I gotta try this soon, thanks for sharing!!

  103. ialinda says:

    wow, awesome. like it so much! well done:)

  104. My husband and I have a now-famous argument about why I need a tart pan. I’m adding this to my list of evidence.

  105. Julie says:

    Reblogged this on Roads are made by Traveling and commented:
    Yummy!

  106. That looks insane!! I will try it :)

  107. smartfah says:

    This looks amazing!

  108. Rebecca says:

    I would like to make this but I think it takes too much time. Maybe when my kids are older or when I have ‘em a bit better trained.

    • liadh1 says:

      It was quite a few steps, but you can break it up, ie. make the tart dough one day, bake it the next and fill with nutella and chill. Make the ganache on the next day etc. good luck!

  109. Karl Chapman says:

    I will be cooking this! Will have to work with Gluten Free flour for my son though.

  110. babelclaire says:

    Wow, I don’t normally look at the recipe blogs but that looks amazing!

  111. After Taste says:

    Yum! This tart looks absolutely delicious! What a stunner!

  112. this looks sensational! happy world nutella day!!!

  113. webbookmark says:

    wow its looking very delicious :)

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  114. This sounds delicious, and looks gorgeous too! Will definitely try out this recipe when I have time.

  115. kba22 says:

    Looks amazing. I’ve recently started enjoying the happiness of Nutella too. Even on toast, it’s a winner.
    Will try this recipe soon. Looks like a crowd pleaser.

  116. J says:

    It looks amazing! It’s going into my to do list.

  117. Reblogged this on heartquakehappens and commented:
    awesome! got to make this!

  118. Alina Vr says:

    wow, that looks soooo delicious…. please save me a slice…

  119. This tart looks fantastic!

  120. Yumm !!! It’s looks good AND delicious :)

  121. ***The LensMaster says:

    Nutella is heaven!!!! I want that cake, toooo!!!!

  122. EmmaMT says:

    All I can say is that I want to lick the screen. That looks soooooo delish!

    Right, I’m off to get a spoon for my jar of Nutella right now!

  123. hadass420 says:

    I love Nutella, I love chocolate, I love bananas! What a wonderful combination!! It looks like a long baking process but I’m so willing to give it a shot. I bet it’s worth it <3
    Thank you for sharing this.
    Happy World Nutella Day :-)

    • liadh1 says:

      It is quite a few steps, but the good thing is that you can break it up a bit and do different parts on different days. You just want to make sure to wait to cut up the topping bananas right before you serve the tart. Good luck!

  124. Cassie says:

    I love that you celebrated with cake, rather than toast.

  125. Your tart looks super delicious! Beautiful photos too! :)

  126. Cathy says:

    This is mouthwateringgg! :)

  127. mjspringett says:

    Yum, have to try, thanks MJ

  128. That looks amazing! Bananas and nutella are one of the best combos on earth!

  129. summitg18 says:

    This is amazing! I love Nutella :) I’m going to try making this!

  130. kaitlin says:

    Do you know what makes this tart so much better? Hazelnuts in the ganache…

    In this version, you boil the cream and pour it over the chocolate. I wouldn’t say ‘boil’, because it should only be scalded; small bubbles, reaching around 190F, not boiling.

    But, if you scald the cream and mix in 1/2 cup crush hazelnuts and allow it to steep for an hour and then strain the hazelnuts before proceeding with the recipe (scalding it again, then adding it to the chocolate), you’ll end up with a really incredible ganache.

  131. gonelric717 says:

    looks delishhhhhhhhh hope to try n make someday soon….

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  132. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed! I can see why, this is the perfect recipe for Nutella Day! Somehow I missed it this year (what was I thinking)… but the best part is finding your blog… I’m a follower now:) xo Smidge

  133. wow! this looks amazing!xx

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  134. yen says:

    Oh my goodness! This looks so yummy!

  135. Congrats on WP! Nutella+bananas= sensation!
    Love the photo presentation

  136. pappmarta says:

    Thanks a lot for this. My wishes were fullfilled. I was looking for a good recipe with Nutella and banana., so my daughter and husband will love it. This will be a perfect birthday cake!!!

  137. Wow! There are no words, just mmmm mmmm mmm sounds.

  138. cemperalta says:

    Reblogged this on Jots & Thoughts and commented:
    Nutella and bananas? Be still my heart!

  139. laurensedger says:

    This looks delightful. The possibilities of nutella are endless.

  140. I have been blissfully unaware of a Nutella Day- but hey- if this sort of banana pie is on offer- I’m on board!! the recipe looks simple enough for even someone like me… love it!

  141. rishaxoxo says:

    This looks gorgeous!!!
    I am going to try it on Saturday…My mother will be shocked when she will see her kitchen destroyed :))…I’m joking.

  142. valentinedee says:

    You just killed me. Good heavens. It looks simply perfect. Can’t think of anything better than that chocolate, banana torte. Wonderful

    val

    http://valentinedefrancis.wordpress.com

  143. Maureen says:

    You had me at “double chocolate.” Looks unbelievably delicious–will put on my list of recipes to try and be back for more recipe ideas from your lovely blog.

  144. Liz Benitez says:

    That looks really really good.

  145. Sara says:

    Reblogged this on throughhermind 2012 and commented:
    Michael might like this.

  146. mommywritervkent says:

    I can say that my kids would love this. We love Nutella and banana’s too! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

  147. mommywritervkent says:

    Reblogged this on Unique and Unpredictable and commented:
    This recipe is one everyone should love, Thanks to the person who shared it!

  148. Love the fact that you can make this ahead, in stages, and even freeze it for up to 2 months. Talk about a time saver! My best friend is addicted to Nutella and with her birthday approaching, this is an absolute must, along with the Nutella banana filled peanut butter Ebelskivers. Thank you so much for this brilliant idea. You are soooo going to make her day!

  149. rmv says:

    i hear nutella is big in europe. not for me though.

  150. I will try it. It looks so delicious. :)
    Thank you..

    If there are some recipes, i will be happy to read and practice to make it..

  151. Fia says:

    You make me hungry! Hmm…I think I have some brownines in the kitchen. It’s not a double choco banana tart but it’s something at least :)

    http://bitterfia.wordpress.com

  152. socialshan says:

    All I can say is Oh My Goodness, yummy!

  153. Tylon says:

    Oh my god, you got my mouth watering!! We get the same dessert every night in prison…an apple :(

  154. hangryhippo says:

    this is unbelievably beautiful. i wish world nutella day were every day!

  155. sophiecheval says:

    Reblogged this on the perpetual stirring of the mind and commented:
    Omg this looks so yummy. Am currently obsessed with banana so am keen to try this out on the weekend!!

  156. meelybug says:

    Holy Nutella Batman! Thank you for making my granola bar ashamed of its little self! LOL :D!

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  157. eeburrah says:

    mmm you just got pinterested!

  158. This is definitely heaven!

  159. Looks wonderful! Great idea!

  160. thesweetooth says:

    Looks delicious! Love love love Nutella!! Your blog is great! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  161. foundbaking says:

    A lot went in to this tart. Looks like there are a lot of steps to this but I bet it’s totally worth it… bananas as filling and topping… MMMM MMMM.

    Looks yummy!

  162. faithrises says:

    Looks Yummy!!! Too pretty to eat! :)

  163. ricctp6 says:

    Amaaazzzinnnnng! Three of my favorite things.

  164. thewhitedish says:

    Yum! This sounds so good! I LOVE Nutella!!!!!

  165. thewhitedish says:

    Reblogged this on thewhitedish and commented:
    I must try this in a few weeks!! Sounds divine to me! I think this will have to be a treat!

  166. Duoimagery says:

    This looks absolutely heavenly!

  167. confessionsofanactress says:

    Thank you WordPress for putting this post on the front page. Your blog is now bookmarked. I look forward to many tasty returns :) This is amazing.

  168. thebombnivore says:

    Holy Mother that looks good!

  169. Pooja Gajjar says:

    Damn this looks heavenly!!!

  170. Oh, my, God!! This looks amazing. I, myself, am a Nutella addict. Beautiful photos too!

  171. Looks delicious!!! I have always loved nutella and bananas

  172. Rose says:

    yum! that looks so delicious and pretty!
    thanks for the recipe

  173. Mafa says:

    Reblogged this on Mafa's World and commented:
    This is too delicious NOT to share! Nutella Day FTW!

  174. Catherine Anderson says:

    this is gorgeous! i can’t wait to try this out- thanks for posting!

  175. this looks amazing and i have a boyfriend who adores nutella, when is valentines day again? ;-)

  176. munteng says:

    definitely gonna try, not just because it’s nutella, but it really does look so delicious.

  177. runbakefun says:

    I haven’t had Nutella in years..but this made me want to run out and buy a jar! now i just need an excuse to make this tart…

  178. Axy says:

    OMG this is heaven!! My mum has serious work to do now, thanks for the recipe!

  179. OMG !!! I would love to be right next to such stuff when they are freshly made !!! great post !! :)

  180. Reblogged this on Wisdom Within Coaching and commented:
    Another genius! :-)

  181. This looks amazing! I might have to try to convert that shortbread recipe to gluten-free and try it out.

  182. gaycarboys says:

    Gosh the pie looks scrumptious.

  183. Reblogged this on Helping People Source and commented:
    Have to try this. Looks great.

  184. Amanda says:

    Banana and Nutella is a wonderful combination- you hit the nail on the head with this recipe! We can’t wait to try it out! Our Food Lovers would love to hear about this on our community page! http://bit.ly/wlZhX4

    • liadh1 says:

      Thanks Amanda! I will take a peek at the Hotplate community page and see if I can go ahead and share it! Thanks for stopping by!

  185. winterseeker says:

    Crazy delicious! I love a dollop of nutella to spice up my banana-fruit smoothies!

  186. wow! i would like to try this! looks good and yummy!

  187. namasayasara says:

    Reblogged this on prélude à la danse.

  188. The Hook says:

    My wife LOVES Nutella! Thanks for the awesome share!

  189. Nathalie says:

    Awesome thank you for sharing the recipe!

  190. oh my!!!!!! Love Nutella – sometimes even from the jar, with a spoon full of peanut butter (crunch) takes like a snickers on a spoon.. and a quick fix for when you need something crunch and sweet!

    I shall be baking this as soon as possible, shall link back to you.. thanks for such a wonderful recipe……

  191. bladenomics says:

    This looks so rich. I think I might shorten my lifespan eating this.

  192. All County Insurance - Brea, California says:

    Whenever “Double Chocolate” is listed in any part of a dish I am going to eat it! Throw some bananas on top mmm mm! Looking forward to more of these.

    P.S. Those Ebelskivers look amazing!

    Ron

    http://www.ronholborn.com/

  193. dillywheats says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

  194. brtoyota says:

    WOW this looks amazing!!! Great post

  195. toosoxy says:

    how lovely! a nutella day? yum.

  196. Java Girl says:

    Wow! You can never go wrong with Nutella! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe! I shall try this very soon! :)

  197. jcwinstead says:

    While reading your blog post I literaly said “mmhh” out loud. I should start participating in Nutella day and get creative with nutella inspired recipies. The tart you made looks delicious and I love how easy it is! The great part about this recipie is that you can doing the steps in stages is pressed for time. I dont think eating the entire tart would be a problem, I mean look at the picture! Great post!

  198. hks987 says:

    This looks soooooo delicious! I am going to try to make this at the weekend! Fabulous pictures, well done! I am just feeling hungry looking at this!

    http://www.capitalclips.wordpress.com

  199. bella baking says:

    This looks so incredibly decadent. Yummm!

  200. niasunset says:

    Congratulations! I am so glad to meet with you. This is so beautiful, and also seems so delicious too. Thank you, with my love, nia

  201. lala says:

    This looks absolutely incredible! I cannot wait to try it out. I just posted about flour less chocolate cake but this sounds insane

  202. the777man says:

    I just literally discovered Nutella… I do say it is a new favorite, but it has dairy in it, sooo…

    Peace and Harmony
    Sj

  203. rkpowers says:

    I have discovered why God invented the spoon…..

    NUTELLA!

  204. Frederique says:

    This amazing cake looks dangerously good!!!

    Nutella lover x

  205. A piece of heaven? I think so. Thanks for the recipe!

  206. YUM. Nutella..’nuff said. But combined with more chocolate and cake? YUM-MER. Wish I could bake like this; you’ve got talent! p.s. Congrats on making the home page!

  207. Need to try, look delicious!

  208. [...] *photo courtesy of Lea and Jay* [...]

  209. Bex says:

    omgoodness… great photos. lovely dish and wish i could have some! =)

  210. ealabord says:

    who knew there was a nutella day…love it

  211. Coach Karie says:

    I’ve just started getting REALLY interested in baking and have declared Sunday my official Bake-day. It’s zen for me to make something delicious from nothing, really :) I stumbled upon your blog and love it! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

  212. fatinsyairah says:

    your recipe is just perfect!

  213. ANDREA says:

    You had me drooling at the screen! :)

  214. Being Me says:

    Yum this sounds amazing! I’ll just to find a yummy gluten free base instead. Will definitely be trying this! thanks :)

  215. faisalr1 says:

    Reblogged this on The Tech Troll 3:D and commented:
    YUMMM

  216. Wow… you just made me hungry! Great photos! Congrats

  217. excuse says:

    Reblogged this on emahwaa and commented:
    wow how delicious!

  218. OMG it looks like heaven…! :D

  219. emmaorussell says:

    It sounds fabulous! And is a similar idea to my Chocolate Ganache Tart with Parsnip Ice Cream! http://cookingwithemmarussell.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/masterchef-episode-7-choices-choices-choices/

  220. fariemia says:

    Reblogged this on Life Lessons and commented:
    I think I am in love !!

  221. cakesbykat says:

    This looks and sounds good! I might just have to make Chocolate cake with Nutella and banana! Yum!

  222. Amy says:

    that looks a little *too* good, if you know what I mean.
    I had no idea there was a world nutella day. perhaps its better that I didn’t!

  223. shyam sundar says:

    yummm :)

  224. twa2r says:

    To keep the bananas from turning brown so quickly, dust them with powdered sugar.

    Robert

  225. Looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  226. karlbarrett says:

    I just licked the screen.

  227. sprevorb31 says:

    Wow, that looks De-li-cious!

  228. jeremyconner says:

    NOTHING is better than NUTELLA! If it weren’t against the law, I’d bathe in it! I’m going to have to try making these!

  229. Reblogged this on Things to Cherish and commented:
    Because Nutella makes EVERYTHING taste better, even chocolate.

  230. Delicious! Dare I ask the calorie count? Do I even want to know?

  231. cynsglobe says:

    I cant wait to try this recipe!!!

  232. that looks amazing im salavating at the thought of it :)

  233. Vanessa says:

    Oh myyyyyyyyy! If I weren’t vegan I’d dive right into this pie and never look back. Mmmm, wonder if I could figure out a way to veganize it? Too good to be true!

  234. THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  235. hrlight11 says:

    Reblogged this on hannahlight and commented:
    nom nom nom

  236. kristinsweets says:

    nutella!!!! oh man I love that stuff, it’s good on ANYTHING…. well ok most stuff. Nice pictures

  237. kalamckala says:

    Praise World Nutella Day! I posted in spirit of the holiday as well. Yours looks better than mine though…and I’m not at all afraid to say it.

    http://eatingonanapkin.com/2012/02/05/nutella-day-upset/

  238. I’ve never had Nutella before, but that looks delcious!!! :D

  239. That looks amazing. Everything from the crust to the bananas on top. Great photos too.

  240. whereiskatima says:

    Yum!

  241. looks delicious! Nutella is amazing- especially straight out of the jar!

  242. megacolby says:

    Reblogged this on Colby is Mega.

  243. ranchwagon says:

    Oh my goodness! That looks delicious! It looks like I know what I’ll be doing this weekend. MMMmmmmmm.

  244. Delicious. I have got to pin this on Pinterest! Yum!

  245. M. says:

    Making me so hungry!! :)

  246. Elaine says:

    I need to make this TODAY!

  247. Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

  248. The Big Mac says:

    I just saw this whilst I was eating my breakfast (porridge) now I need a desert! Thank you for sharing. xx

  249. Oh…my…nutella. I’m sold!

  250. leelouz says:

    very inspiring!!! now I have to make it….and eat it…. and where does the diet go? down the nutella jar!!!!

  251. This looks absolutely fantastic. Good job on the recipe. And Thank you for sharing.

  252. moosenoose says:

    OMG I have to make this! And gobble the whole thing up! I may even condier baking for the people I work with!

  253. [...] Nutella, Double Chocolate and Banana Tart from Lea and Jay (All my favorite things in one place!) [...]

  254. Looks fantastic – will make! Great work guys, would be wonderful with a creamy Stout alongside.

  255. rheabette says:

    Any way to make this without a food processor? Looks delish and would hate to miss out for not having the gadgetry.

    • liadh1 says:

      You could cut the butter into the shortbread dough by hand. I use a food processor because it’s much easier than doing it by hand, but my grandma never had a food processor and she managed to make pie crusts and shortbread with no problems!

  256. Goodness gracious, this looks divine!

  257. SammyDee says:

    This looks fantastic! I hope you do come up with a peanut butter / chocolate / banana concoction – that would be amazing!

    Putting Nutella Day into my diary right now…

  258. nutella double chocolate banana tart .

    good taste..

  259. thisnomad says:

    Apparently no one has actually made this yet, following your directions. Under the ingredients for the caramelized bananas, you are missing the amount of sugar. Instead you have 2 amounts for butter.

    • liadh1 says:

      Goodness! I’m so sorry! Thanks for pointing out the mistake. I have corrected it. Hope it didn’t cause you any trouble!

  260. I just licked my computer screen looking at the nutella masterpiece. YUMMMMMMMM.

  261. Just when I start getting a hold on my weight, something like this comes along….:)

    And it looks divine…

    grrr…:)

    I’m gonna have to try this

  262. 1city2girls says:

    Reblogged this on 1city 2girls and commented:
    Made this delicious creation for a friend who said it was better than he could have ever imagined… – SUCCESS!

  263. Kiara Lane says:

    Reblogged this on Kiara Lane and commented:
    Did you create this for Nutella lovers if so thank you thank you thank you. I will be back to check out more later

  264. [...] prepared for the occasion (heh including my tart which my cousin and aunt wanted the recipe for http://leaandjay.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/nutella-double-chocolate-banana-tart)! Went to see my uncle’s new house the next day (: my cousin was too excited about our visit [...]

  265. injeannieous says:

    This looks so amazing. Plus, I just got the recipe from America’s Test Kitchen for making your own Nutella. What a sweet world =)

  266. [...] recipe from : Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table (via Lea & Jay) [...]

  267. […] I love Nutella. Although I missed adding a submission to Nutella Day last year. (Total brain freeze…I have no excuse) I have contributed a couple of truly tasty Nutella laden recipes in years past. There was my exquisite Nutella, Double Chocolate & Banana Tart […]

  268. […] provide this recipe, we'd love you to  buy Dorie’s “Around My French Table,” you might try here. If you’re curious about the double chocolate creations of other FFWD cooks, go to […]

  269. […] Nutella, Double Chocolate & Banana Tart from Runcible Eats […]

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