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Broiled Bananas A La Mode

 Broiled Bananas A La Mode
This is what I make when I crave a delectable dessert. Dressed in a sweet apricot sauce with a sprinkling of toasted coconut, the warm bananas are extra yummy when you serve them with a scoop of ice cream on the side.—Charles Williams, Cincinatti, Ohio
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 jars (12 ounces each) apricot preserves
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 12 medium firm bananas, peeled
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 quart peach, vanilla or strawberry ice cream

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, heat preserves over medium heat until warmed.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in orange juice and extract. Halve
  • bananas lengthwise; cut widthwise into thirds.
  • Arrange cut side down in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan.
  • Drizzle with apricot sauce; sprinkle with coconut. Broil 4 in. from
  • the heat for 4-6 minutes or until coconut is lightly toasted. Serve
  • with ice cream. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 315 calories, 8 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 68 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein.