Caramelized Banana and Macadamia Fingers
4 bananas, sliced into quarters lengthwise
1 cup toasted macadamia nuts
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 stick butter, melted
4 sheets filo pastry
2 tablespoons honey
Method of Preparation:
1.Grind macadamia nuts, sugar, and cardamom in a food processor until fine. Melt 1/2-stick butter in the microwave, about 30 seconds.
2.Lay out the filo one sheet at a time, brushing each surface with melted butter. Sprinkle each with the ground macadamia mixture.
Cut the filo into 16 squares. Place a banana in the center of each piece and roll filo around the banana.
3.Place on a nonstick baking dish and refrigerate for 1 hour or until ready to bake.
4.Combine 1/2-stick butter and honey. Brush fingers with mixture and place in oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
5.Cool for 10 minutes before serving.