Sunday, August 19, 2012

Baked Apple Banana Split

Recently I celebrated Christmas in July with quite a feast including a Sweet Potato Souffle inside a baked apple. The funny thing about this is the fact that I didn't really enjoy it but it inspired me to do this exciting baked apple dessert. Instead of sweet potatoes though I used creamy vanilla ice cream in its place combined into a traditional banana split. Albeit with a slight twist of ingredients which included melted marshmallow. The result was an extraordinary dessert that will be in my dessert lineup from now on. To make all this even better, this one of a kind dessert is very simple to make.


  • Jazz Apple
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Banana 
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Candied Pecans
  • Cinnamon 
  • Sugar 

You'll be happy to hear that the hardest part of doing this dessert is hollowing out an apple. To do this simply cut the top off of your Jazz apple. Next take a spoon and carefully scoop out the inside. You'll want to scoop most of the inside out but leave just enough of the good stuff so you're not just left with the shell. Finally, sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar mix inside the hollowed out apple for an extra flavor of sweetness. 

Bake the hollowed out apple in the oven on 350 for about 30 minutes or until the outside is very soft. After you finish baking the apple, take it out and let it cool in the fridge for about 10 minutes so you can add your vanilla ice cream without it turning into soup.

Using a tbsp of oil and a tbsp of butter, melt marshmallows in a pan for about 3 to 5 minutes. 

This is one of my favorite parts of making the decadent dessert, adding the melted marshmallow because there is nothing like the sweetness of melted marshmallow. 

Take your now melted marshmallow and add a generous amount to the bottom of your baked apple. After of which, your ready to top that off with a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream, then your sliced banana, chocolate syrup and don't forget some candied pecans to go on top.

After consuming this dessert, you'll want to add this to your list of easy to do desserts and make it again. It's such a sweet satisfying dessert. Everything just blends so well together including the melted marshmallow with the ice cream.

One of the best parts of eating this dessert is that the hollowed out apple is a bowl to which you can add more ice cream along with bananas if one serving isn't enough for you. Then, the icing on the cake comes when you decide you've had enough ice cream and can happily consume the sweet apple bowl. Talk about satisfying your sweet tooth! This is a dessert that has satisfaction written all over so it more than earns a very highly recommended rating.

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