I invented this Creamed Bananas in Puffed Pastry Shells recipe one day when I was a fairly new innkeeper. I was having an overnight inspection to become part of the Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado Association. There was a 190 point inspection checklist at the time, including an overnight stay by the inspector. I served a 3-course breakfast every day of the nearly 18 years I was an innkeeper, and that morning the dessert I had planned flopped so I had to come up with something else, quick! I had some puff pastry shells in the freezer, some bananas, and some leftover cream sauce from a breakfast I had made the day before, so I whipped this up.
A number of years later I entered this recipe in a Pepperidge Farm baking contest and it won first prize! It is a seemingly fancy dessert, but really easy to make.
*Don’t be put off by the time frame it takes to make these, it’s mostly chill time in the refrigerator. Or, if you don’t want to chill it, you can serve the sauce warm as well. Either way it’s delicious!
This recipe, and 499 others, can be found in our cookbook “Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins’ MORE Favorites Recipes” which can be purchased at our Gift Shop.
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