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Banana Caramel Topping Recipe

Banana Caramel Topping Recipe

This dessert was made famous in New Orleans, and the recipe came from a hotel chef there. Guests rave about it when I make it, and it is very easy. —Angie Cassada, Monroe, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:14 servings


  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 5 medium firm bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • Vanilla ice cream


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the ice cream topping, lemon juice, cinnamon and lemon peel. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through.
  • 2. Just before serving, stir in bananas and extract. Serve over ice cream. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 102 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

Reviews for Banana Caramel Topping

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Joygerm User ID: 8279217 221966
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"I just made this for dessert at a friend's house, and everyone loved it. I served it with Almond Cream Cheese Pound Cake, and ice cream. I was a little daunted by the amount of lemon juice in this, and although the citrus-y taste was identifiable, it didn't overwhelm the sweetness. Also, I didn't stir the bananas into the sauce (some of my friends don't like caramel); I just put them on the sliced pound cake and drizzled the sauce over all. Very good."

Tingzen User ID: 540560 208765
Reviewed May. 21, 2009

"My husband LOVES this! It reminds us of Bananas Foster at our favorite restaurant."

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