Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bananas Tortoni

This is another Best of the Best recipes.
It's a decadent dessert.
I have no idea where the recipe originated.
I've made it since 1974
Tortoni's was a Parisian Cafe on the Boulevard des Italiens.
It opened in 1798 by a man from Naples, Italy
Maybe I got it while traveling in Europe in the early 70's.

1 C (8oz.) Crushed Pineapple in juice
3 large Bananas
1 box (3 3/4 oz.) of Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
1/2 C Sour Cream
1/2 C chopped Candied Cherries
1/4 C Toasted Coconut Flakes
1/4 C Chopped Walnuts
1 C Whipped Cream or Whipped Topping

Drain the Pineapple and reserve 1/4C of the juice
Peel and slice the Bananas into a Food Processor and puree.

In a separate bowl, combine:
Pudding Mix
Pineapple Juice
Sour Cream
Mix by hand until smooth

Mix in:
Banana Puree

Fold in the Whipped Topping

Spoon into six 1C dessert glasses and freeze overnight
Let stand at room temperature about 30 minutes before serving
Garnish with sliced Bananas.

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