Bananas Hors D’Oeuvres

This next recipe comes from 500 Snacks. (1950, Culinary Arts Institute). It is perfect for any sort of morning party (our department for instance sometimes has a breakfast pot-luck) I think the one hour marinating is a bit excessive,  ok a lot excessive. I just dip them for a minute or two if using lemon juice. If using another juice, you can go with the hour. Pecans work nicely with this, but peanuts or cashews also add a familiar touch.

2 large bananas
1 cup lemon juice
3 ounces cream cheese
â…“ cup chopped nut meats

Peel bananas and cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces. Marinate in lemon juice for 1 hour. Drain, cover with cream cheese and roll in nut meats. Makes 8 hors d’oeuvres. (ok so that is what they said, I always end up with more. Bananas have grown bigger since 1950)

–Use pineapple, grapefruit or orange juice for the marinade.


  1. This appeals to me!

  2. Yay!

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