Banana Shortcake Twist

Caramelized banana and almond-stuffed pastries are best enjoyed with a scoop of ice cream.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 bananas, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1 thick pastry crust
  • 1 egg yolk for brushing
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • Vanilla ice cream


  1. In a skillet, melt the butter and add the chopped bananas.
  2. Add the honey and allow to caramelize.
  3. Add cinnamon and almonds and set aside.
  4. Place the pastry crust on a cutting board and cut into 4 pieces.
  5. Make 3 cuts in each of the pieces without cutting to the end of the crust, leaving the center whole.
  6. Add a heaping spoonful of the banana filling and wrap the pastry around it, alternating one side over the other.
  7. Brush on egg yolk and dust with sugar.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes.
  9. Serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.