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Banana Turnover

Introduction:

Satisfy your sweet cravings with the delightful twist of a Banana Turnover. This pastry is a delicious way to enjoy the natural sweetness of ripe bananas wrapped in flaky, golden-brown layers. Whether for breakfast, dessert, or a snack, these turnovers are a treat for your taste buds.

Why We Love This Recipe:

The Banana Turnover is a perfect marriage of the comforting flavor of bananas and the buttery goodness of pastry. It’s quick to make, requires minimal ingredients, and is a fantastic way to use up ripe bananas. Each bite offers a heavenly combination of caramelized banana filling encased in a crispy, flaky crust.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) puff pastry sheets (thawed if frozen)
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

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Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine mashed bananas, lemon juice, granulated sugar, and ground cinnamon. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Roll out the puff pastry sheets on a floured surface. Cut each sheet into squares (about 6×6 inches).
  4. Place a spoonful of the banana mixture onto one half of each pastry square, leaving a border around the edges.
  5. Fold the pastry over the filling, creating a triangle shape. Press the edges with a fork to seal.
  6. Place the turnovers on the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between each.
  7. Brush the tops of the turnovers with beaten egg for a golden finish.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the turnovers are puffed and golden brown.
  9. Allow the turnovers to cool slightly before serving. Optionally, dust with powdered sugar for a sweet touch.

Notes:

  • Feel free to add a handful of chopped nuts or chocolate chips to the banana filling for extra indulgence.
  • Serve warm for the best experience.

FAQs:

Q: Can I make these turnovers ahead of time? A: Absolutely! Prepare the turnovers and freeze them before baking. When ready to enjoy, simply bake them from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.

Q: Can I use pre-made puff pastry? A: Yes, store-bought puff pastry works well for convenience, but homemade puff pastry can elevate the experience.

Conclusion:

Banana Turnovers are a quick and delightful way to turn ripe bananas into a scrumptious pastry treat. With their golden exterior and luscious banana filling, these turnovers are sure to become a favorite for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Enjoy the flaky goodness!

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