2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 medium ripe bananas, halved lengthwise

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted

Vanilla ice cream, optional



  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar until blended. Add bananas; stir to coat. Remove from heat; set aside.
  2. Unfold puff pastry. Cut into four rectangles. Place a halved banana in center of each square. Overlap two opposite corners of pastry over banana; pinch tightly to seal. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Drizzle with chocolate. If desired, serve warm with ice cream.


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