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Pineapple-banana-walnut purses

5
5
5
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
20 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
These cute little "purses" look so elegant and taste so luscious, you'll be proud to serve them at your next dinner party. They take just 20 minutes to put together and you only need 6 ingredients. If you opt to add 1/2 cup of vanilla nonfat frozen yogurt, they're even more heavenly! All you have to do is mix the bananas, pineapple, brown sugar, ground ginger, and walnuts together and the filling is ready. Using store-bought phyllo cuts down on the prep time and gives you a little bit more freedom when it comes to forming the pastry pouches as opposed to using fragile homemade dough.

Ingredients

banana(s)

2 large, sliced

canned pineapple packed in juice

2 oz, drained and chopped

unpacked brown sugar

1 Tbsp, packed

ground ginger

¼ tsp

chopped walnuts

½ oz

phyllo dough

8 sheet(s), at room temperature

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F; spray a nonstick baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. In a small bowl, mix the bananas, pineapple, brown sugar and ginger until the fruit is coated and syrupy. Stir in the walnuts.
  2. Place the phyllo on a work surface and cover with a damp towel. Stack 2 sheets and spray with butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray. Stack 2 more sheets directly on top. Cut the phyllo into two 12 x 8 1/2 inch rectangles. Repeat with remaining 4 sheets of phyllo. Place fruit in the center and twist, forming packets that look like drawstring pouches; place on the baking sheet and spray tops with butter-flavored spray. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

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