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Crescent City Banana Bundles

5.00 avg. rating (95% score) - 3 votes

Crescent City Banana Bundles

First Prize 2000 Old Farmer’s Almanac Recipe Contest. Submitted by Julie DeMatteo

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • Bundles:
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 4 medium firm-ripe bananas
  • 8 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice or rum
  • 6 tablespoons coarsely chopped pecans
  • For Serving:
  • 8 scoops vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Divide crescent rolls into 8 rectangles and press perforations to seal. On a lightly floured surface, roll each rectangle to a 6x6-inch square. Peel and cut bananas in half crosswise. Cut each half into 1/2-inch slices and put into center of squares. Sprinkle each pile with 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon pecans, and 1 tablespoon white chocolate chips. Bring corners and sides up and pinch together in center to form a bundle. Place onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 17 to 20 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring butter, brown sugar, and orange juice or rum to a boil. Add pecans and boil for 1 to 2 minutes, until slightly thickened; keep warm. To serve, place 1 bundle onto each plate. Place 1 scoop of ice cream or frozen yogurt alongside, and spoon sauce over both.
Comments
  • Anonymous

    I bought this recipe to my son’s attention, as he can’t get enough of bananas. He loved it so much he made it for his girlfriend, and she loved it to.

    Reply
  • Donna

    I just love bananas, so this was a perfect way to prepare them and so easy! Thanks for the recipe.

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    It is a wonderful and tastebud pleasing treat. I would recommend it to all! I will make it again.

    Reply

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