I tried this nutritious dry fruit, cherry and banana pie and it turned out to be totally yummylicious. I served it hot with vanilla ice-cream and within minutes the dish was squeaky clean.
For the base
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup pistachios
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup cashews
3 good day biscuits or any butter cookie of your choice
1 pinch nutmeg powder
1 pinch cinnamon powder
1 pinch cardamom powder
1 tblspn butter
For the filling
1/2 tin pitted cherries
1 sliced banana
4 tblspns sugar
1/2 cup fresh cream
1 1/2 tspn vanilla essence
puff pastry (available at Hearsch bakery bandra
Grind all the base ingredients into a coarse powder. it will be a little moist because of the butter and the oils from the nuts. Line a buttered baking tin with the mixture and press it down with a spoon to make it firm and tight.
lay the cherries such that the entire tray is covered with a single line of cherries. Sprinkle 1/4 the sugar. Lay the sliced bananas over the cherries and sugar. (the sugar helps draw moisture from the fruits and makes the pie a little moist and juicy)
Mix the cream, remaining sugar and vanilla essence and pour it on the bananas.
Roll the puff pastry such that it is 3mm thick and cover the tin. brush some butter on the pastry and put it in Pre heated the oven at 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes. The pastry will puff up a little (not much) because we rolled it a little thin.
Cut into pieces and serve with Vanilla ice-cream.