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Bake-Off® Contest 41, 2004
Lisle, Illinois

Banana Dessert Wraps

Move over, banana splits! Here's a banana dessert that sets a new standard for luscious.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1/2
cup coconut
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1
Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
1/4
cup sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
4
firm ripe bananas (5 to 6 inch)
1/3
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1
jar (12 oz) hot caramel ice cream topping, heated
Whipped cream, if desired
1
cup vanilla ice cream

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spread coconut and pecans separately on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown; set aside.
  • 2 Increase oven temperature to 450°F. Remove pie crust from pouch; place flat onto work surface. With rolling pin, roll crust until 12 inches in diameter.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Reserve 1 tablespoon sugar mixture; sprinkle remaining sugar mixture evenly over crust. Cut crust into 4 wedge-shaped pieces.
  • 4 Place 1 banana lengthwise on each crust wedge, about 3/4 inch from curved edge (if banana is too long, trim ends to fit within crust, at least 1/4 inch from each edge). Push about 1 rounded tablespoon chocolate chips, points first, into top and sides of each banana.
  • 5 Bring curved edge and point of each crust wedge up over banana to meet; pinch seam and ends to seal, shaping crust around banana. Sprinkle tops of wrapped bananas with reserved 1 tablespoon sugar mixture; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 6 Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 7 To serve, drizzle or spread about 2 tablespoons warm caramel topping on each individual dessert plate. Top each with baked banana, whipped cream and additional caramel topping, if desired. Sprinkle coconut and pecans over top of each. Serve with ice cream.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spread coconut and pecans separately on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown; set aside.
  • 2 Increase oven temperature to 450°F. Remove pie crust from pouch; place flat onto work surface. With rolling pin, roll crust until 12 inches in diameter.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Reserve 1 tablespoon sugar mixture; sprinkle remaining sugar mixture evenly over crust. Cut crust into 4 wedge-shaped pieces.
  • 4 Place 1 banana lengthwise on each crust wedge, about 3/4 inch from curved edge (if banana is too long, trim ends to fit within crust, at least 1/4 inch from each edge). Push about 1 rounded tablespoon chocolate chips, points first, into top and sides of each banana.
  • 5 Bring curved edge and point of each crust wedge up over banana to meet; pinch seam and ends to seal, shaping crust around banana. Sprinkle tops of wrapped bananas with reserved 1 tablespoon sugar mixture; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 6 Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 7 To serve, drizzle or spread about 2 tablespoons warm caramel topping on each individual dessert plate. Top each with baked banana, whipped cream and additional caramel topping, if desired. Sprinkle coconut and pecans over top of each. Serve with ice cream.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
910
(
Calories from Fat
330),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
37g
37%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
590mg
590%;
Total Carbohydrate
137g
137%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
82g
82%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 5 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
9
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.