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Banana Splits

All You MAY 2008

  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Cost Per Serving:$2.84


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 334
  • Fat: 76g
  • Saturated fat: 44g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Carbohydrate: 152g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 338mg
  • Sodium: 187mg

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