Jamaican Plantain Tart Recipe

by liliana
Jamaican Plantain Tart Recipe

If you love plantains, you’ll love this Jamaican Plantain Tart Recipe! It’s a delicious way to enjoy this sweet, creamy tuber. I hope you enjoy this Jamaican Plantain Tart Recipe as much as my family and I do!

Jamaican Plantain Tart Recipe

Jamaican Plantain Tart Recipe

Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • Pastry:
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons shortening, chilled and diced
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cut into 1 centimeter pieces
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon ice-cold water
  • Filling:
  • 3 very ripe plantains
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 drops red food colouring or 1 beet (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch tart pan with shortening.

2. Sift together flour and salt. Cut in butter and shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, water. Stir into flour mixture until just moistened.

4. Mixture (1) and (2), then knead for a few turns to bring the dough together. Wrap and chill for three hours in the refrigerator.

5. Peel and slice plantains into thin rounds. Place into a small saucepan with a little water. Bring to a simmer and steam until tender, five to ten minutes depending on how ripe your plantains are. In a small bowl, mix together sugar, vanilla extract, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add food colouring, if using. Set aside to cool.

6. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to six millimeters thick. Cut into circles using a four- or five-inch round cookie cutter. Spoon a little of the plantain filling into the centre of each circle, then fold in half, to form a half-moon shape. Place the tarts on a baking sheet, brush with beaten egg white, and sprinkle with sugar.

7. Bake for 25 minutes, or until plantain rounds are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.


Instead of using red food coloring you can boil one small beet with your plantin and mash it along with the remaining ingredients.


If you are looking for a delicious, easy-to-follow Jamaican plantain tart recipe, look no further. This recipe is perfect for any occasion and will impress your friends and family members alike. Thanks for reading!

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