Banana Pecan Dacquoise

  • Gardnervillian Posted: 12/08/08
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This was excellent! I used store bought caramel sauce and mixed cool whip with the pastry cream... it was delicious!

  • Beautiful1 Posted: 01/06/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I made this exactly as the recipe stated and it could not have been better. I got snowed in and was forced to eat it everyday! What a great recipe. I'll definitely make it again. It's easy to make ahead in pieces than travel somewhere else with it.

  • LisaDee Posted: 07/15/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Went over extremely well as the end to a perfect brunch with family and baby! The difference in textures from the crispy chewy meringue and the velvety caramel was sublime. I was a little intimidated by the prep work, but it was much easier than I had anticipated. With all the components ready ahead of time it made me look like Superwoman when it came time to serve.

  • NWVicky1 Posted: 01/04/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Horrible, horrible, horrible! Sometimes I think people strive for different when simple would excel. In my opinion, this is the case with this recipe. This is a very involved recipe that has no benefits from the extra efforts. The merinques were dry and tasteless, after much work toasting then chopping the pecans,etc. A simple merinque would have been fantastic here. A fruit pavlova--fruit and simple merinque is one of the most delightful summertime desserts. The banana caramel smelled and tasted of fish??? Added nothing. Again, a simple carmel would have been lovely. The cream patisserie was fine, a little stiff. What a wonderful, simple dessert this would have been with a simple caramel sauce, simple baked meringues, fresh bananas, whipped cream and toasted pecan garnish. Instead it was two hours wasted and a less than impressive result for my guests. Sorry, simple is sometimes better. (A lovely dessert made by my Danish husband's grandmother consisted of simple baked meringues topped with homemade whipped cream and a homemade chocolate. Delicious, simple and in Denmark they call it the King's dessert.)


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