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Pistachio Banana Wedges

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Updated May 17, 2018
Pistachio Banana Wedges
SERVES
8
COOK TIME
25 Min

Now, here's a dessert you don't see every day! Make delightful Pistachio Banana Wedges as a quick snack or an elegant, no-fuss dessert for company.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pistachio nuts, divided
  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips, melted

What to Do

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.
     
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric beater, cream together the granulated sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat thoroughly.
     
  3. Gradually blend in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Beat in the mashed bananas and vanilla until smooth.
     
  4. Fold in 3/4 cup of the chopped pistachios. Spread the mixture into the pie plate.
     
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 30 minutes.
     
  6. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Spread evenly over the top. Drizzle with the melted chocolate and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup pistachios.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 339
  • Calories from Fat 164
  • Total Fat 18g 28 %
  • Saturated Fat 6.0g 30 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 6.7g 13 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 39mg 13 %
  • Sodium 262mg 11 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 39g 13 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11 %
  • Sugars 21g 0 %
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What other type of nuts would be appropriate for this dish? Pistachios and I don't get along.

Walnuts or pecans will work great - enjoy!

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