Monday, July 20, 2015

Mini Banana Split Pastry Dessert


Mini Banana Split Pastry Dessert | Cooking on the Front Burner

Sweet time!  Your taste buds will thank you after one bite of these Mini Banana Split Pastry Desserts.  They have it all - bananas, pineapple, strawberries and chocolate all topped off with a cherry of course!  Have you drooling yet?  These are easy to make but look like you have fussed all day!  Oh yes, you know you want one......


I've been a bit MIA with recipes lately.  We've been vacation and then this past weekend, we started helping our daughter and family move into their new house.  Busy, but fun times and I'm sure some of you can relate.  So I'm glad I was finally able to share this recipe with you!  I made these about a month ago for some friends and they were a big hit.  You will also appreciate these are not a "heavy" dessert.  They make a great ending to any dinner!  Enjoy!


Mini Banana Split Pastry Dessert

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Bake Time: 20 minutes
Yield 8 pastries
Ingredients 
  • One package of puffed pastry sheets (2 sheets)
  • 1 egg
  • sugar for sprinkling
  • 1 small package banana pudding (cooked kind)
  • 2 bananas
  • Fresh pineapple cut into about 1" wedges (1/4" thick)
  • Fresh strawberries cut into slices (1/4" thick)
  • Frozen whipped topping thawed
  • about 1/4 cup chocolate syrup (not hot fudge)
  • 8 maraschino cherries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper
  2. On a lightly floured surface roll each sheet into a 11 x 11 inch square
  3. Cut (8) 5 " (approx) circles and place on lined cookie sheets (4 per sheet)
  4. With a small sharp knife, lightly score about 1/2" from edge in a circle shape being careful not to cut through pastry
  5. Brush the 1/2" edge with the beaten egg and sprinkle with some sugar
  6. Bake until golden brown (18-20 minutes)
  7. Remove from oven and using small knife again rescore the edge and push the centers of the pastries down to make a well (be careful to not cut through bottoms of pastry)
  8. Cool completely
  9. While pastry is baking, prepare banana pudding as directed and place in refrigerator to cool completely
  10. To assemble - place about 4-5 banana slices in each pastry well, top with about 3-4 tablespoons of banana pudding, add pineapple and strawberries around edge
  11. Top with piped whipped topping and drizzle with chocolate sauce
  12. Top with cherries and serve immediately
  13. To make ahead and serve later (no later than 4 hours), complete step through whipped topping. Just before serving drizzle with chocolate and top with cherry.
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I love making little shaped puffs with the leftover dough... I think they add just a little something to the dessert.  You can make stars, hearts or whatever you like!


Mini Banana Split Pastry Dessert | Cooking on the Front Burner

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10 comments:

  1. Ahhhhh! I am drooling!! My dad is a huge banana split lover so I feel this is the dessert for him!

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  2. These are so so cute! They are simple enough that they would make a great recipe to cook with kids too, and one that I know they would devour in a single sitting.

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  3. This is so easy yet looks so fancy and delicious, loving it!

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  4. This is perfection. So dainty yet simple. And the flavors are amazing!

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  5. These are SO cute!! Love this idea, perfect!

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  6. These are too pretty Deb! So glad you were able to take a vacation before the Summer is over.

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  7. This look delicious! What a fun spin on a banana split!

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  8. What a tasty looking treat, and a much better size that a whole banana split! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  9. This recipe just makes me really happy, Deb, lol! So pretty and I can imagine that it's insanely delicious! The photos, as always, are beautiful. Your shots are always inspirational! Glad to hear you're enjoying summer!

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  10. I love that you made this mini! It would be the perfect ending to a meal when we have company over! :)

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