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Bananas Foster on the Grill

Bananas Foster is my husband's favorite dessert, and this is one of the easiest recipes I've ever found. Not only is it delicious, it's a great way to use those bananas that are a little too ripe to just peel and eat. —Rebecca Clark, Warrior, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 small ripe bananas, unpeeled
  • Disposable foil pie pan (9 in.), optional
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons hot caramel ice cream topping
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 8 vanilla wafers, crushed

Directions

  • Trim ends and cut unpeeled bananas lengthwise; place on oiled grill rack over medium heat. Grill, covered, until peel is dark brown and bananas are softened, 3-4 minutes on each side. Cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, in a small cast-iron skillet or 9-in. disposable foil pie pan, combine butter, syrup and caramel topping; place on grill rack. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until heated through, 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  • Remove peel from bananas; cut each half crosswise. To serve, place ice cream in dessert dishes; top with bananas. Drizzle with sauce; sprinkle with crushed wafers.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 386 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.