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Crescent City Banana Bundles

by in Sep 2000
Crescent City Banana Bundles
3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)
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Yield: 8 servings

First Prize 2000 Old Farmer's Almanac Recipe Contest. Submitted by Julie DeMatteo

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  • Bundles:
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 4 medium firm-ripe bananas
  • 8 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice or rum
  • 6 tablespoons coarsely chopped pecans
  • For Serving:
  • 8 scoops vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Divide crescent rolls into 8 rectangles and press perforations to seal. On a lightly floured surface, roll each rectangle to a 6x6-inch square. Peel and cut bananas in half crosswise. Cut each half into 1/2-inch slices and put into center of squares. Sprinkle each pile with 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon pecans, and 1 tablespoon white chocolate chips. Bring corners and sides up and pinch together in center to form a bundle. Place onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 17 to 20 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring butter, brown sugar, and orange juice or rum to a boil. Add pecans and boil for 1 to 2 minutes, until slightly thickened; keep warm. To serve, place 1 bundle onto each plate. Place 1 scoop of ice cream or frozen yogurt alongside, and spoon sauce over both.
Updated Thursday, May 13th, 2004

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3 Responses to Crescent City Banana Bundles

  1. Anonymous May 13, 2004 at 5:40 pm #

    It is a wonderful and tastebud pleasing treat. I would recommend it to all! I will make it again.

  2. Donna Feldman May 21, 2005 at 6:15 pm #

    I just love bananas, so this was a perfect way to prepare them and so easy! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Anonymous March 27, 2007 at 5:57 pm #

    I bought this recipe to my son’s attention, as he can’t get enough of bananas. He loved it so much he made it for his girlfriend, and she loved it to.

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