Red Currant Banana Tart

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When I first saw the ‘blueberry banana tart recipe’ on Roxana’s Home Baking, I knew for sure I had to make it. However, I have gently tweaked the recipe to my convenience and to suit my husbands taste.
The bright colour and tart flavour of these delicate red currants are harmoniously balanced by honey, bananas, almonds, and nutty spelt.

  • 150 g Wholegrain spelt flour
  • 100 g Almonds, ground
  • 50 g Brown sugar
  • 1/3 tsp Salt
  • 120 g Butter, cut into small pieces and slightly softened
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp Cold water
  • 350 g Fresh red currants
  • 2 Bananas
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • Blueberries and mint leaves to garnish
  1. Place the flour, ground almonds, brown sugar and salt in a bowl. Make a well and add in butter, egg yolk and cold water. Using your fingertips, mix until it forms a smooth pastry dough. Roll it into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes.
  2. Grease a 11-inch tart pan with a little butter and sprinkle with a little flour. Roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper to a circle, 1/8 inch / 3 mm thick, and use to line the prepared tart pan. Cover with a plastic film and chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Fill the crust with red currants, then top with banana slices, and drizzle with honey. Bake for about 30 minutes. Garnish, if desired, with blueberries and mint leaves. Cool slightly before slicing.

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131 comments:

What's Baking?? 12/8/12 06:07

A beautiful tart..so colorful. M sure it tastes as good as it looks.

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Tisa Jacob 12/8/12 06:33

What a beautiful recipe, Angie. I love the red currants in them And whole grain spelt flour, unique and probably quite healthful, right? Amazing pictures to boot!

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Torviewtoronto 12/8/12 06:38

colourful dessert glad I saw your recipe on google reader through GFC because they isn't food buzz it is hard to follow the upcoming posts
Keep in touch
Kind regards

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Terra 12/8/12 06:44

I need to find red currants now, the color alone has my attention. Your tart looks colorful, and simply beautiful:-} I love the flavors you brought together! Hugs, Terra

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CJ - Food Stories 12/8/12 07:13

The red currants are gorgeous in this dessert ... Excellent Job :-)

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OohLookBel 12/8/12 08:05

Your presentation with the banana slices is adorable! I'll definitely be copying that idea, so thanks very much!

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Gerry @Foodness Gracious 12/8/12 08:48

Great color!I don't think I've tried cooking with red currants, winner...

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Amy 12/8/12 08:53

What a beautiful tart. I love red currents but can't find them in any market around my area. :( Love love love your tart!

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rita cooks italian 12/8/12 08:54

There are so many ripe summer berries in this period and I'm always browsing for recipes which use berries. This is a very colourful recipe Angie. I've never tried to bake a tart made with wholegrain spelt flour. It sounds quite good!!!!

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tania@mykitchenstories.com.au 12/8/12 10:03

Angie, I love the colours and I dont like blueberries, so this looks so much better to me. the pastry looks h=good and as I keep saying Im gonna try that spelt flour soon

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Guru Uru 12/8/12 10:30

Your recipe has my eyes glued my friend, it looks like a stunner :D

Cheers
CCU

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 12/8/12 10:50

An original combination! That tart is so pretty and i'm sure it tastes heavenly.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Ann@Anncoo Journal 12/8/12 11:41

I love the colour of this red currant tart. Looks like red ruby on showcase.. so pretty and delicious too!

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Vimitha Anand 12/8/12 11:43

Eye catchy tart... Nice flavors Angie

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Munatycooking 12/8/12 11:51

The color combination makes this pie so cute, I'll bake it soon :)

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Laurie Dominguez 12/8/12 12:21

Gorgeous tart! Perfect crust and vibrant colors. Looks too pretty eat :)

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Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 12/8/12 12:39

I don't think I've never seen fresh currants or certainly not that I know of. What a beautiful tart Angie. Your husband must have been thrilled.
Sam

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Belinda @zomppa 12/8/12 13:08

There is something so adorable and quirky about this - like it belongs on the Mad Hatter's tea party table!

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Norma Chang 12/8/12 13:23

This tart would make a delicious fourth of July celebration dessert.

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Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 12/8/12 13:44

Such a pretty tart and a delicious combination of flavors. I've never had a fresh red currant, only in jam. Looks so good!

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nancy at good food matters 12/8/12 14:01

perfect timing---I just saw red currants at our market for the first time yesterday! Beautiful and delicious way to use them. Thanks, Angie!

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Valerie 12/8/12 14:52

I don't often buy currants because I never know what to do with them...this tart is brilliant! Sweet bananas are the perfect match for the acerbic little currants. :)

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Elisabeth 12/8/12 15:32

Angie, your red current tart looks so pretty, and inviting. Wish we could get red currents here in S. Florida, but that's just an impossibility!
I've been MIA for the last few days, not even checking in to my own blog, since I posted my latest!
Pinning this for sure! xo

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Rebecca Subbiah 12/8/12 15:37

wow stunning tart love currants

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Toni @ Boulder Locavore 12/8/12 15:47

Angie, Angie, Angie! This is beautiful! It truly is a sight to behold. I appreciate the labor to use currants too. I've picked them and find them labor intensive to employ in recipes (but completely cute as well). Is the tart....well, tart? You don't use a ton of sweetener in the recipe (which I appreciate) but I know currants can be tart. Curious about the flavor. Thanks also for the spelt comment on my blog!

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Barbara Bakes 12/8/12 16:05

Such a gorgeous, colorful tart. I've never baked with currants. How fun!

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Jeannie Tay 12/8/12 16:46

Such beautiful berries, your tart definitely looks tempting!

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lena 12/8/12 17:11

this is looking spectacular, angie! they are like red jewels, red rubies, i'm sure it tasted fabulous!! one day i must also use spelt for making my tarts.

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Jess @ Bakericious 12/8/12 17:40

Angie, the tart is so beautiful, really love the color.

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Rachana 12/8/12 18:19

Such a good looking tart!!! I'm sure it tasted fab :-)

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My Italian Smörgåsbord 12/8/12 18:35

what a triumph of red! I will definitely use your crust for something soon. love the healthy combination of spelt and ground almond (which both taste good rather than "healthy"). I think you are definitely the dessert queen.

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Amanda 12/8/12 20:06

yummy! i will definitely keep my eye out for red currants at the grocery store. :D

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 12/8/12 20:20

When I was a child, there were a few red currant bushes that lined our property and my mother and I would always harvest them. I haven't seen a fresh, red currant since then :( Fabulous recipe!

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Suzi 12/8/12 20:32

Absolutely beautiful, Angie. How creative, I love it. I have never used spelt flour before I am going to have to try that.

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Cinnamon and Thyme 12/8/12 20:33

What a good combo! :) Looks yummy!

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Priscilla | ShesCookin 12/8/12 22:31

So pretty! Wish we could get fresh red currants here! Maybe I need to look harder??

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kitchen flavours 12/8/12 23:39

Your tart looks so pretty and delicious! I have not seen fresh red currants over here before!

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Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious 13/8/12 02:08

Gorgeous tart Angie, thanks for sharinG!

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Ashley 13/8/12 03:45

This looks amazing! I love the colors!!

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mjskit 13/8/12 03:59

This is a beautiful tart! Those red currents not only give this a beautiful color, but I bet the flavor is so unique and awesome!

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Christine Ho 13/8/12 04:17

Very colourful and attractive. Guess that I can finish the whole tart by myself.

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Nammi 13/8/12 06:26

my goodness thats the most colourful tart I have seen!. Too pretty to eat. What can I use instead of currants, we dont get currants here

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Jo 13/8/12 07:11

Wow, what a colourful dessert! It really jumps at you. How I wish we can get currants over here. The ones I have seen are way too expensive to buy.

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Jo 13/8/12 07:11

Wow, what a colourful dessert! It really jumps at you. How I wish we can get currants over here. The ones I have seen are way too expensive to buy.

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Jo 13/8/12 07:11

Wow, what a colourful dessert! It really jumps at you. How I wish we can get currants over here. The ones I have seen are way too expensive to buy.

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Jo 13/8/12 07:11

Wow, what a colourful dessert! It really jumps at you. How I wish we can get currants over here. The ones I have seen are way too expensive to buy.

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Jo 13/8/12 07:11

Wow, what a colourful dessert! It really jumps at you. How I wish we can get currants over here. The ones I have seen are way too expensive to buy.

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Jo 13/8/12 07:11

Wow, what a colourful dessert! It really jumps at you. How I wish we can get currants over here. The ones I have seen are way too expensive to buy.

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Jo 13/8/12 07:12

Wow, what a colourful dessert! It really jumps at you. How I wish we can get currants over here. The ones I have seen are way too expensive to buy.

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tigerfish 13/8/12 08:05

It looks really gorgeous!

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Cheah 13/8/12 08:33

This is gorgeous, I'm so envious that these berries, currants are so readily available in your place!

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Suzanne Perazzini 13/8/12 11:06

This is so colourful - quite beautiful.

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Baker Street 13/8/12 14:37

Stunning! Just stunning! What a vibrant and colorful tart, Angie!

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Hotly Spiced 13/8/12 15:19

What a beautiful looking tart. I love red currants but have never had them in a tart. It looks quite Christmasy xx

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Hamaree Rasoi 13/8/12 15:24

The tart looks so gorgeous...How can I eat this beautiful piece !!

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Gloria 13/8/12 16:05

This tart look beautiful Angie!:)

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petite nyonya 13/8/12 16:30

Angie,this is such a beautiful tart!!! So lovely, wish I could have a slice ;)

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Susan 13/8/12 17:05

I love red (and black) currants, but they're very hard to find here in the Pacific NW. My daughter got me hooked on them when she lived in London and we came for a visit. This tart looks amazing! XOXO

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Pam 13/8/12 17:23

It looks so delicious! Great presentation.

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Cheap Ethnic Eatz 13/8/12 19:54

Angie: hands down prettiest fruit tart I have seen all summer. Such a great different choice with currants.

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Gina 13/8/12 20:05

I likey your tweeks. I want those red currants so bad, I never see them around here. Will trade you for some amazing nectarines. Better yet I share some with you if you make it to my neck of the woods. Hope you have a wonderful week.
-Gina-

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Jenn Kendall 13/8/12 20:08

that is a stunning tart! sounds super delicious!

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Spicie Foodie 13/8/12 20:26

Hi Angie,
Wow a gorgeous tart! I would have never thought to pair red currants and bananas-just brilliant. Your tart looks delicious and so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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Tricia 13/8/12 21:03

Wow Angie - the colors are so vibrant and mouth watering. Lovely tart and I bet your husband loved it. You always make the most beautiful dishes!

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Sangeetha 13/8/12 21:18

wow...they look so pretty n delicious...lovely combo!!

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Ashlee Christopher 13/8/12 22:19

This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing :). Glad I found your awesome blog!!
xoxo
Ash
http://abpetite.blogspot.com/

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Tiffany 13/8/12 22:40

Too beautiful! PS... yesterday I made a chocolate mousse blueberry tart for my birthday! Why are tarts so much fun?!?!?!?

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Geni 13/8/12 22:56

Oh, my. That tart is just incredible. Bright and love the little sneak peeks of banana! Wish I could find currants around here though!

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Alida 13/8/12 22:59

success!!! What a wonderful tart you have made. Well done you!

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Real Food Runner 14/8/12 00:14

This is beautiful!

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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 14/8/12 00:26

Gorgeous! I don't think I've ever worked with currants before. Maybe dried ones? I'm going to have to look for them. :)

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Roz 14/8/12 00:31

so incredibly beautiful Angie, that I don't know how you can even cut into these tarts! I love currants and they are just so pretty! Great touch to a banana tart! Great post!

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Cakewhiz 14/8/12 01:50

This tart looks GORGEOUS angie! I have only made choclate tarts so far but this fruity one looks incredible and i have got to find these red currants and try my hand at making a fruity tart too :D

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Balvinder Ubi 14/8/12 02:34

Angie, This tart look so pretty. I have never made a gluten free tart but soon I am thinking to try my hand.

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Reeni Pisano 14/8/12 03:30

I never had fresh currants before! They're beautiful! This would be stunning for Christmas dessert!

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Pacheco Patty 14/8/12 04:04

Love your 'tweak' Angie, the colors are stunning in your tart;-)

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anne 14/8/12 05:29

That tart looks wonderful , Angie ! Love your tweaks and the presentation looks gorgeous as always !

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The Café Sucré Farine 14/8/12 05:31

Angie - this tart is amazing - the colors just about pop right out of the screen. Very pretty and very delicious looking!

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Mich - Piece of Cake 14/8/12 07:19

I really love the colours of this tart. It is amazingly gorgeous!

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Katerina 14/8/12 11:32

What a beautiful tart Angie! I have never tried fresh currants. Must have been very tasty and unique!

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ping 14/8/12 12:35

Oooo ... little eyeballs looking right back at me! Kidding. They look beautiful, Angie :) Bright and colorful! I'm sure it tastes wonderful as well.

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Joanne 14/8/12 14:13

I never know what to do with red currants but this tart sounds perfect!

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Eri 14/8/12 15:40

My Gosh Angie, this tart is a work of art!

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Faith 14/8/12 16:46

What a lovely tart, Angie! I'll have to look for red currants around here so I can make it!

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Eva 14/8/12 16:48

Wow, what a beautiful tart, Angie. Such glorious colours. My Mom used to love currants and would get so excited when they were in season.

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All That I'm Eating 14/8/12 17:05

Not only does this sound amazing (I love the combination of fruits) but it looks stunning. I don't think I could cut into it if it looked that good!

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Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 14/8/12 17:17

Oh my Goodness Angie... this is utterly beautiful and I can just imagine the gorgeous, complex tastes...

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Barbara 14/8/12 17:34

Angie, that is one beautiful tart! No red currants around here yet, though.

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TasteHongKong 14/8/12 17:46

Fruity, sweet, nutty ... I love having so many layer of taste.

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teresa 14/8/12 20:37

oh wow! this looks just irresistable! well done!

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Juliana 14/8/12 20:53

Looks beautiful this pie of yours...I cannot find fresh red currant here...I love how you paired with banana.
Have a wonderful week Angie :)

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lisa is cooking 14/8/12 23:22

The color of the currants is so pretty! I wish I could get them here.

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Carolyn Jung 15/8/12 03:31

Wow, that's one spectacular tart. The colors are so eye-popping. You immediately want to dig in to try it.

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Velva 15/8/12 03:49

Looks delicious!! Red currants is a berry that I do not come across very often living in the southern U.S. they are such beautiful berries. Love this tart.

Velva

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Words Of Deliciousness 15/8/12 03:51

Your tart looks lovely, the colors are great. Also sounds very yummy.

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Cake Duchess 15/8/12 04:26

Those red currants are beautiful and so is your tart, Angie. I love fresh berry tarts in the summer. :)xx

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Jill | Dulce Dough 15/8/12 05:25

So beautiful! And the tart shell sounds so delicious too with the almonds and wholegrain spelt flour.

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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef 15/8/12 09:00

Absolutely beautiful tart! Normally I crave the inny bits of the tart but I want the whole thing.

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suhaina aji 15/8/12 12:21

looks so yummy..cannot take my eyes off the screen..superb clicks..

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Debra Eliotseats 15/8/12 13:00

This is so beautiful. I wish we had some fresh currants.

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peachkins 15/8/12 14:28

Beautiful tart! I like those small ones for single serving....

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RavieNomNoms 15/8/12 19:45

Whoa! The color of that is just stunning! It looks gorgeous and delicious!

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Kathy 15/8/12 20:38

Red currents are so good and add such lovely color! They are not readily available in my area. I actually would like to buy a plant and grow them. Angie, that is one beautiful tart!!

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Catherine 15/8/12 20:47

Dear Angie, What a beautiful tart. Lovely. Blessings dearest. Catherine xox

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Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin 15/8/12 21:37

I'd say all the healthy ingredients completely cancel out the butter and that this is a guilt-free dessert! :) This tart looks beautiful and delicious!

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grace 15/8/12 21:43

guess what, angie--i've never seen a fresh red currant! the ones i've seen are ALWAYS dried and really not so yummy. fresh currants are a different story, and your tart is terrific!

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Devaki 15/8/12 22:00

The colors are are just stunning like rubies clustering a tart - what a great tweak! Bet it tastes as good as it looks Angie :)

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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Cucina49 16/8/12 01:07

The addition of the currants is genius--it's nice to have a little tart to cut through all the sweetness.

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Cass @foodmyfriend.com 16/8/12 02:51

That is so super cute Angie! Loving it. We can't get red currants that easily here. I would make this with raspberries :)

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Lynda 16/8/12 03:05

I love the red currents-so beautiful that it is almost too pretty to eat!

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Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking 16/8/12 15:09

gorgeous tart Angie! wish there were red currants in my area. never had fresh ones

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Amelia 16/8/12 16:37

Hi Angie, this tart look really good and look so cute and pretty. Nice combo of red current and banana. yum yum

Have a nice week ahead.

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Jenn 17/8/12 14:20

I must say, this has to be the best looking tart I have ever seen! Love the combination of the banana and current... would have never thought of that!

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Cathleen 18/8/12 02:50

Oh my gosh, this tart is a work of art. I think I need to make this too!

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Anne@FromMySweetHeart 18/8/12 19:51

What a beautiful tart, Angie! I love the red currants and wish I could find them more readily! Your photos are just stunning! : )

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Raina 19/8/12 17:30

This is just beautiful to look at and sounds wonderful, filled with incredible flavors. I have only tried dried currants, would love to try them like this, so pretty too:)

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Lizzy Do 19/8/12 23:45

Oh, what gorgeous tarts! Love the way you garnished these :)

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Fresh Local and Best 20/8/12 03:21

This is a stunning dessert Angie! What a lucky man your husband is for you to have made it for him! Love the striking color of currants!

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 22/8/12 08:48

That's one gorgeous looking tart! Red currants aren't available right now. In fact, it was only available for a very short duration. Darn.

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Chic & Gorgeous Treats 24/8/12 03:30

I can't believe I missed this sweet tart. Those colour combination is just perfect. I only got to use red currents once last year, and really hope that I get to have a chance to experiment further with them. They are just beautiful in photos. Have a good weekend ahead! huggss

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iSaamuel 3/9/12 15:31

Looks visually appetizing and I bet it was absolutely delicious!

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Honey Bee Sweets 7/9/12 02:46

Wow, tangy from the currants and sweetness from the bananas...a fabulous balance in taste! A true taste of summer! ;)

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