I have wonderful memories of eating bananas Foster in New Orleans, and as a dietitian, wanted to find a healthier version. I combined the best of two recipes and added my own tweaks to create this southern treat. —Lisa Varner, Charleston, South Carolina
Bananas Foster Sundaes Recipe photo by Taste of Home
In a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in brown sugar, orange juice, cinnamon and nutmeg until blended. Add bananas and pecans; cook until bananas are glazed and slightly softened, 2-3 minutes, stirring gently.
Remove from heat; stir in extract. Serve with ice cream.
Editor’s Note: To toast nuts, cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.