Personal Banana Pies

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!

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Cinnamon Ice Cream

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?

Homemade Applesauce

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.

Homemade Applesauce

1 Fuji apple

2 golden delicious apples

1 small granny smith apple

water

cinnamon

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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.

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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.