Fried bananas with maple rum sauce and ice cream

Fried bananas with maple rum sauce and ice cream


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About this recipe: A gorgeous dessert of buttery fried bananas topped with fruit cocktail and a maple syrup and rum sauce. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, lovely after for small gatherings or dinner parties.

Liza Latif-Grosskinsky

Serves: 6 

  • 5 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 60ml maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons rum
  • 5 tablespoons fruit cocktail juice
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 bananas, halved lengthways
  • 450g tinned fruit cocktail, drained and juice reserved
  • 6 large scoops vanilla ice cream

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Warm 5 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in maple syrup. Then stir in rum, fruit cocktail juice and lemon juice to taste. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  2. Warm 2 tablespoons butter in a frying pan. Place halved bananas in frying pan and fry on both sides until golden and a bit crisp on the edges.
  3. Place bananas cut-side up on dessert plates. Spoon 1 or 2 tablespoonfuls of fruit cocktail into the centre of each banana, lay a scoop of ice cream on top, then drizzle with maple sauce.

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