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Bananas Foster Gratin

October 1997, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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Brown sugar, rum and cinnamon flavor these baked banana gratins.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I don't even like bananas but I loved this recipe. The mixing of the hot and the cold was awesome! "
Bananas Foster Gratin

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum or lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 4 medium bananas
  • 1 almond or hazelnut biscotti, crushed (1/4 cup)
  • 1 pint nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, or low-fat vanilla ice cream

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat four 1- to 1 1/2-cup gratin dishes or a shallow 1-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine brown sugar, water, rum (or lemon juice) and cinnamon in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer, stirring. Remove from heat and stir in butter.
  3. Peel bananas and slice diagonally. Add to the sauce and toss to coat. Spoon into prepared dish(es). Sprinkle with biscotti crumbs. Bake gratins until bubbly, about 10 minutes. Serve hot or warm with a scoop of frozen yogurt (or ice cream).

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: The sauce (Step 2) will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Per serving: 300 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 0 g mono); 13 mg cholesterol; 62 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 3 g fiber; 77 mg sodium; 638 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C, Potassium, & Calcium (18% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 4

Exchanges: 2 fruit, 2 other carbohydrate


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Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Servings
4
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Meal/Course
Dessert
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