Banana Splits

Nutritional Information

Calories 334
Fat 76 g
Satfat 44 g
Protein 16 g
Carbohydrate 152 g
Fiber 7 g
Cholesterol 338 mg
Sodium 187 mg

Ingredients

Wet walnuts:
1 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup walnut pieces
Chocolate sauce:
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon instant-coffee granules
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pineapple sauce:
2 cups drained canned pineapple chunks
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Strawberry sauce:
1 pound strawberries, sliced
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Sundaes:
8 bananas
4 pints vanilla ice cream
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
16 maraschino cherries

Preparation

Make wet walnuts: Stir 1/4 cup water and sugar over medium-high heat until boiling and sugar dissolves. Simmer until syrup turns a deep amber color, 6 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in cream. Return to heat; stir until smooth. Add nuts and pour into a bowl; let cool.

Make chocolate sauce: Warm cream, butter and coffee until simmering. Remove from heat. Add chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla; let cool.

Make pineapple sauce: Bring all ingredients and 1/3 cup water to boil over medium-high heat, stirring. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, until thickened. Pulse in a food processor until chunky. Pour into a bowl; cool.

Make strawberry sauce: Cook all ingredients in 1/4 cup water over medium heat, stirring, until strawberries begin to break up, 10 minutes. Pour into a bowl; cool.

Assemble splits: Divide bananas, ice cream and sauces among dishes; top with whipped cream and cherries.

Note:

May 2008