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SPICED BANANAS – One of My Delicious Dessert Dishes

March 17th, 2009 No Comments

Tonight I’m off to a friend’s house for an intimate dinner party.  Per usual I bring wine and dessert.  This recipe always gets ooo’s and ahhh’s, and it’s SUPER EASY! Think No-Mess Bananas Foster. (Note: This recipe was passed down from my cooking mentor Leslie Weiss) ::

  • 3/4 very ripe banana per guest
  • Cinnamon
  • Light brown sugar
  • Lemon
  • Cookie sheet
  • Vanilla ice cream

Preheat oven to 350.  Slice the bananas vertically and then horizontally (so you have 4 pieces).  Cut a couple lemon wedges.  Rub both sides of each banana piece with the lemon wedge so it’s a little wet.  Sprinkle cinnamon on each side.  Finally rub a little brown sugar on each side of the banana pieces.  Place on the cookie sheet and bake about 5 minutes.  Flip bananas.  Bake until really soft.

Dress it to impress and serve in a martini glass. The dessert is small and doesn’t demand a lot of effort to get a bite. I actually learned this presentation from my Mom who prepares the most amazing tables.  Top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to cut the richness.

Easy as pie. (Actually pie can be a challenge if you make the crust. Haha)