Bananas Foster Hand Pies – slices of fresh banana, sugar, cinnamon and chopped nuts, baked to perfection inside of an individual flaky pie crust. They are served warm with a side of vanilla ice cream and make the perfect after-dinner dessert!
What is Bananas Foster?
In 1951, New Orleans was THE major Port for banana imports in the United States. Owen Brennan, the owner of the world renowned Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans decided to challenge his head chef, Paul Blangé, to come up with a new dessert using bananas as a way to promote the fruit. That is how Banana’s Foster was born!
Traditionally, a waiter prepares the dessert made of bananas, sugar, cinnamon, butter, rum and ice cream right at the table and then lights the rum on fire causing a huge flame to rise from the plate before it is served. New Orleans is all about the entertainment! This is my easy version of Banana’s Foster in a pie crust … Minus the rum and flames!…