Salted Caramel Baked Banana Hand Pies
 
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These Salted Caramel Baked Banana Hand Pies are best when warm right out of the oven when the insides are ooey-gooey!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • flour for dusting
  • 1 sheet puff pastry (from 1-pound box), thawed according to package directions
  • 6 teaspoons cream cheese
  • 2 Chiquita Bananas, sliced into thin rounds
  • 6 soft caramel candies, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 1½ teaspoons flaked sea salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Lightly flour work surface. Carefully unfold puff pastry and roll into a 12-inch x 12-inch square. Using a 3½-inch cookie cutter, cut out 12 rounds.
  3. Place 6 of the dough rounds on prepared baking sheet. Dividing evenly, top each with 1 teaspoon cream cheese, sliced Chiquita Banana rounds, chopped caramel candies, 2 teaspoons walnuts, and ¼ teaspoon sea salt.
  4. In a small bowl whisk the egg and water to combine. Brush a small amount of the egg mixture around the edge of the pastry round, and top with remaining dough rounds. Crimp edges with tines of a fork to seal and cut slits in the top to vent. Brush tops with egg mixture and sprinkle with sugar.
  5. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, for 14-18 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.
Notes
These are a quick and easy after school treat or perfect for the lunch box!

For a more decadent version, add come crisply cooked peppered bacon before baking for some extra yum!
Recipe by GreenThumbWhiteApron.com at http://www.greenthumbwhiteapron.com/salted-caramel-baked-banana-hand-pies/