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Banana Bundles with Caramel Sauce

 Banana Bundles with Caramel Sauce
These attractive bundles from our Test Kitchen have the fantastic flavor of Bananas Foster. It’s best to use firm bananas in this recipe.
4 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • CARAMEL SAUCE:
  • 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
  • BANANA BUNDLES:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Whisk in vanilla and salt. Cut remaining butter into small pieces;

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Banana Bundles with Caramel Sauce (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • whisk into sauce, a few pieces at a time, until smooth. Set aside
  • and keep warm.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.