As if Grilled Bananas with Ice Cream and Caramel wasn't decadent enough—top off this dessert with coconut, chocolate shavings or chopped toasted pecans, walnuts or almonds.

Recipe by MyRecipes July 2013

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Kate Sears; Stylist: Gerri Williams for James Reps

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
4 mins
total:
29 mins
Yield:
Serves: 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Make caramel: Stir sugar and 1/2 cup water in a pan over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Raise heat to medium-high. Watching carefully, boil syrup without stirring until it is a dark amber color, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat and carefully pour in cream (mixture will bubble up and splatter). Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and becomes smooth, 2 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in butter, vanilla and salt.

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  • In a bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon. Warm honey in microwave for 15 seconds.

  • Preheat grill to medium-high. Cut unpeeled bananas in half lengthwise. Brush cut sides with honey; sprinkle with sugar mixture. Oil grill. Place bananas on grill, cut sides up. Cook until bananas are tender and flesh pulls away from skin, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Using 2 spoons, gently remove 2 banana halves from peels. Place 2 halves in a bowl, top with ice cream and drizzle with caramel. Repeat with remaining bananas, ice cream and caramel.

Nutrition Facts

558 calories; fat 24g; saturated fat 14g; protein 6g; carbohydrates 86g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 107mg; sodium 77mg.
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