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Banana Bundles with Caramel Sauce Recipe

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These attractive bundles from our Test Kitchen have the fantastic flavor of Bananas Foster. It’s best to use firm bananas in this recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter, divided
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup sliced firm bananas
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • Confectioners' sugar


  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, water and 1 tablespoon butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat without stirring. Cover and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in cream. Cook and stir over medium-high heat just until mixture comes to a boil, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
  2. Whisk in vanilla and salt. Cut remaining butter into small pieces; whisk into sauce, a few pieces at a time, until smooth. Set aside and keep warm.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the bananas, butter, brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon. Unfold puff pastry. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to a 12-in. square.
  4. Cut into four squares; lightly brush edges with water. Place 1/4 cup banana mixture in the center of each square. Bring corners of pastry over filling and twist to form a bundle; pinch edges closed.
  5. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar; serve warm with caramel sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Banana Bundles with Caramel Sauce in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p136

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Reviewed Mar. 20, 2015

"Very good. Everyone enjoyed it, and it was nice and moist."

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"While I liked the bread, famiky didn't, so won't be making it again. I will just cut up the leftovers for croutons."

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2015

"Excellent moist Irish Soda Bread. I used the darker raisins. I liked the larger size loaf as I'm serving 8 this evening. There will be plenty. This is a keeper for me."

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"I love Irish Soda Bread and always try to find one that is a little more "truer" to the traditional recipes. I did omit the raisins and I prefer *traditional Irish soda bread. It was a great recipe and I will keep it on hand for future use.

*(being of Irish descent, I like recipes that are close to traditional. Irish soda bread was for the poorer families and consisted of 4 basic ingredients - flour, baking soda, salt, milk or sour milk. The poorer families couldn't afford the extravagant ingredients such as raisins, currants, nuts, etc., that are found in newer recipes.)"

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2013

"Made this to go along with Favorite Irish Stew (also on this site) and it was great. Perfect meal."

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