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Susan Howell's banana coconut tarts are great for a crowd. The recipe yields twelve tarts, and can be prepared in a mini tart or muffin tin. Plus, the rich, tropical flavors are perfect for late summer celebrations.

Banana Coconut Tarts

About This Recipe

Yield:twelve 3- to 4-inch tarts


  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled and mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened, shredded coconut
  • Dough for one 9-inch Single Flaky Pie Crust


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. 2

    In a medium bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Beat in the egg, milk, and banana until smooth. Stir in 1 cup of the coconut.

  3. 3

    On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough until 1/8 inch thick. Cut the dough into 12 circles about 1 inch larger than the mini tart pans. Line the pans with the circles of dough and trim the edges so that they are even with the top of the pan.

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