This is a quick and easy dessert I like to throw together whenever. I tend to keep the ingredients on hand and it can be made in a few minutes. If you want to show me up, you can make your own pastry dough, but I just use a package of Immaculate Baking Co crescent rolls.
Miniature Banana Pies
3 bananas sliced
1 package Immaculate Baking Co crescent rolls
aprox 1/4 cup brown sugar
aprox 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
The brown sugar and cinnamon amounts are estimations and can be changed to taste. Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon and banana slices together in a bowl. Don’t completely crush the bananas but some of them will mix with the cinnamon and brown sugar to form a syrup.
Lay out half the crescent rolls dough I usually use two rolls together for each side of the pie. This will make 2 pies of 2 servings each. Heap the banana mixture in the middle of the dough. Cover with the rest of the dough and press down the sides to form a pocket.
Bake according to crescent rolls package. 12-14 minutes at 350°.
I haven’t tried, but it might be possible to do this with different fruits. I encourage experimentation!
Paprika is the hero’s go-to spice and cinnamon is mine. Thus, I made cinnamon ice cream. I used the vanilla recipe I have used before and dumped a bunch of cinnamon in it. I would estimate about a tablespoon of cinnamon. It was really good. Really good. REALLY good!
Do you have a go to spice? Or any crazy ice cream flavor ideas?
I was at the grocery store earlier today and found a bag of slightly old apples on clearance. There were two organic apples and four conventional apples in the bag and the whole thing cost only 99¢. I bought it without hesitation. I knew I wanted to give the minion at least some of the organic apples since they are on the dirty dozen but I didn’t know what to do with the rest. I decided to make applesauce. In the recipe I’ll tell you what types of apples I used but use whatever you have / like.
1 Fuji apple
2 golden delicious apples
1 small granny smith apple
Slice and core the apples and put them in a large pot. Add just enough water so the apples won’t burn. Basically you want to cover the bottom of your pot with about 1/4 in of water. Turn it on high on the stove and cover. You’ll need to stir it every few minutes and if you see the water getting low add just a bit. again, you just don’t want the apples to burn. After a while they will start to get soft. Once you can basically mush then with a spoon you should transfer the contents of the pot into a food processor.
Depending on the type of apples you are using, you may want to add a sweetener such as honey but I didn’t think it was necessary. You can taste your applesauce throughout the process and decide what you want. I did add cinnamon, I just liberally sprinkled some into the food processor. Again, taste it and see what you like. Blend (it’s not a blender so is the verb…food process?) until desired consistency. I left mine a little chunky for a more homemade feel.
It was delicious! Incredibly good and super healthy, just apples and cinnamon. I kind of wished I had used the organic apples and then I could have given the minion some. Next time.
The four apples I had made about a pint of applesauce. But it’s so good it disappears quickly.