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Orange-Glazed Bananas

The subtle hint of orange adds a refreshing citrus twist to classic bananas Foster. Prior to starting the recipe, toast the pecans in a skillet over medium heat, stirring often, for about 1 minute.

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 4 banana pieces with syrup, 1/4 cup ice cream, and 1 teaspoon pecans)


  • 4 none firm unpeeled bananas (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons light stick butter
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh orange rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup vanilla light ice cream
  • 4 teaspoons coarsely chopped pecans, toasted


1. Peel bananas; cut each banana in half crosswise, and then cut in half lengthwise. Set aside.

2. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sugar and next 3 ingredients; cook until mixture is syrupy and bubbly, stirring often. Add bananas, and cook 3 minutes or until bananas are softened, basting frequently with syrup.

3. Serve bananas with vanilla light ice cream, and top with toasted pecans.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 298none
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • Fat: 8.7g
  • Saturated fat: 4.3g
  • Protein: 3.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 55.4g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Cholesterol: 28mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 86mg
  • Calcium: 102mg

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