September 17, 2014

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My Jamaican Plantain Tarts recipe is a delicious treat. Yes, they may look like turnovers, but we call them tarts. I must humbly say that my pastry recipe is very flaky and divine … you won’t be disappointed. However, there are two keys to making this recipe. One is to make sure to use very ripe plantains. Their skin should be mostly black and the plantains should be soft but firm. This other key is to make sure to refrigerate the pastry dough and not overwork it; instead do you best to keep it cold when you’re rolling it out so the butter doesn’t melt. That way you’ll end up with a divinely flaky crust. If you want to jazz up your tarts, instead of using refined sugar, sprinkle with chunky crystal sugar.

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Fay

I’ve been cooking Jamaican food for my family for more than 50 years! Now I'm teaching my daughter Angela and you how to cook my treasured family recipes! I'm happy to be of service and love hearing from you so don't forget to leave a comment below.

Fay

22 Comments

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    Christine
    July 14, 2013

    Thanks for this yummy recipe Faye! Can’t wait to try it out!!

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      Lyn
      July 15, 2013

      Sorry to hear about your health scare…..pleased that you are feeling better. Thank you very much for the plantain tart recipe – can’t wait to try it out. Stay well.

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    Dennis Pugh
    July 14, 2013

    I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better – we’ve missed you. Plantain tarts! They bring back memories of my dear old Grandma, so thank you for that.

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    Tai
    July 14, 2013

    Hello Faye,

    I am glad to hear that you are better. Praise God! My family and friends have been loving your food. I will try this recipe and let you know how it turns out. It looks really good!!!

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    Tonja Withers
    July 14, 2013

    I’m so glad that you’re feeling better Ms. Fay! God bless you!

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    Jeri Ross
    July 14, 2013

    I just bought a new tart cuter and cannot wait to use this recipe first. Thank you for the pastry keys. I did not know that refrigerating the pastry would stop the butter and make the pastry fluffier. I love your recipes. I am sorry to hear you have been ill and I hope you are feeling much better now. God bless!!!

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      Connie
      July 15, 2013

      Hi Fay,

      I’m so glad that you’re feeling much better – Thank God.

      I plan to make these patties for a celebration gathering that I’ll have at my home. Plans are to serve this slightly warm with vanila ice creapm. Your recipies are the best – make me look like a professional.

      Thanks again.

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    Donna
    July 15, 2013

    So glad to hear that you are feeling better. Take care!

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    July 15, 2013

    Glad you’re feeling bettter, stay blessed.

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    July 15, 2013

    Hi Faye, so sorry to hear you were unwell and it pleases me to know you are better.
    When I came to live in England, plantain tart was one of the many things I missed from my beloved Jamaica. I was taught as a child to make them and I passed it on to my daughters and they like to have it cold. Today you have awakened my taste buds.

    Thanks…… and keep well.

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    hkdeejay
    July 15, 2013

    Welcome back Fay, it’s great to hear that you are feeling better. Looking forward to trying this new recipe.

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    Fran from Bronx, NY
    July 15, 2013

    Glad to hear that you’re on the mend. Thanks for the tip about the pastry flakiness. Consider it swiped!

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    Natalie
    July 15, 2013

    Hi Miss Fay,
    I’m glad to hear you are feeling better. We need you to take care of yourself. ..PLEASE!!
    God Bless!

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    Yvonne
    July 15, 2013

    I am very glad to know that you are well. Praise God. The tarts look delicious.

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    Bobbie Westbrook
    July 15, 2013

    My family and I are so glad you are doing better. We would like you to know you are in our continuing prayers. God bless you!

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    lorraine
    July 15, 2013

    hi aunt fay glad 2 hear u r feeling better will try this recipe and c how it turns out. Take it easy ok

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    Eleanor
    July 16, 2013

    Miss Fay,
    I am so happy to hear you are feeling better! Love all your recipes! Many blessings to you and your family!

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    fe
    July 16, 2013

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Keep up the good cooking. love it.

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    Stacey
    July 16, 2013

    I am so sorry about your health scare and happy to hear you are better. I made the Jamaican bread pudding last week, I’ll definitely try these this weekend!

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    Verena
    July 16, 2013

    Dear Ms. Fay,

    Glad to hear that you are doing better….
    Thank you for your new recipe…. Can´t wait to try it…. I am german, I love Jamaican food, your recipes are awesome and I´m having so much fun cooking them… Now I don´t have to wait for my cousins Island Party or my sisters Bday anymore to enjoy JA food… Made your Jerk and Rice and Peas a few weeks ago and it happend that my cousins husband, he´s Jamaican, turned up that day…. He said it smells and taste like Jamaica…. It made me so proud…. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes with us….

    Blessings to you and your Family…

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    MARK
    July 20, 2013

    SO LOVELY WILL TRY
    AND EAT SOON

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    September 11, 2013

    Hello! So happy i found this page full of recipe..Love it!..

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