Just Top and Bake! Easy Open Banana Pies

Just Top and Bake! Easy Open Banana Pies

Just put banana slices on a pie crust base, top with sugar and butter, and bake. My 3 year old son can make them very nicely too. Another plus is that they're stick-shaped and easy to eat!

Ingredients: 4 stick shaped pies

Frozen puff pastry
2 sheets
Granulated sugar
to taste
to taste
Egg yolk(to brush on the pastry)
as needed


1. Preheat the oven to 410F/210C.
2. Take 2 frozen puff pastry sheets out of the freezer, and leave out for 5 minutes. Cut each sheet in half.
3. Make several holes in the pastry sheets with a fork. If the sheets already have holes in them, you can skip this step.
4. Slice the bananas into a bit less than 1cm thick slices (You can make 2 pies out of one banana.)
5. Layer the banana slices on each pastry sheet portion, overlapping each slice. Do the same for all 4 pieces.
6. Put the pies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
7. Sprinkle the bananas with granulated sugar. Use as much sugar as you like. Even a pinch is delicious. Adjust the sugar, according to how ripe the bananas are.
8. Cut butter into thin strips, and lay on top of the banana.
9. Brush the pastry with egg yolk. No need to brush the bananas.
10. Bake the pies for 10 minutes at 410F/210C, then lower the oven temperature to 360F/180C and bake for another 10 minutes. Done!
11. You can sprinkle the pies with powdered sugar, or decorate with melted chocolate, or whatever you like. ♬ They're fine just as-is of course, too. ♡
12. Variation: Apple pie. Recipe ID: 1723647.
13. Please also see: Easy for beginners! Basic apple pie. Recipe ID: 1335485.

Story Behind this Recipe

I thought of this method when I was making sugar butter bread. By skipping the pie filling step, you can enjoy making pies quickly and easily. I've always wanted to make open-faced pies or tarts like this, so the first time I saw how nicely they came out, I was thrilled.