Bananas Foster Biscuit Shortcakes

Try this shortcut version of a dessert favorite, with biscuits standing in for the usual shortcake (and jazzed up with extra coconut).

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Biscuit

1/2
cup flaked or shredded coconut
1/4
cup granulated sugar
1
can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Filling

1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
4
medium bananas, sliced
1
tablespoon light rum (or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract and 2 1/2 teaspoons water)

Whipped Topping

1
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, mix coconut and granulated sugar.
  • 2 Dip tops and sides of biscuits into melted butter, then into coconut mixture. On ungreased large cookie sheet, place biscuits, coconut sides up, 2 inches apart. Sprinkle any remaining coconut mixture over tops of biscuits.
  • 3 Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until biscuits and coconut are light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium-high heat; stir in 1/2 cup brown sugar. Cook until brown sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; fold in bananas and rum.
  • 5 In medium bowl, beat whipped topping ingredients with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • 6 To serve, split warm biscuits. Fill and top with filling and whipped topping.

Expert Tips

Add some crunch to the shortcake by sprinkling the whipped topping with toasted pecans.

Add an extra 1 tablespoon rum to bananas for more flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
(
Calories from Fat
260),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
29%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
Trans Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
700mg
700%;
Total Carbohydrate
64g
64%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
37g
37%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.