Butterscotch Banana Dessert Recipe
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Butterscotch Banana Dessert Recipe

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Butter and brown sugar combine to create this yummy sauce that's terrific served warm over cake or ice cream. "This is a family favorite," says Carol Haugen of Fargo, North Dakota. "And it keeps well in a tightly covered jar in the fridge."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • One portion chocolate cake (7-1/2-inch x 5-inch rectangle) from the Delicate Chocolate Cake, cut into four pieces
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced


  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine the first five ingredients. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens slightly and a thermometer reads 180°, about 20 minutes.
  2. Place cake on serving plates; cover with bananas. Top with warm butterscotch sauce. Sauce may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, heat in the microwave until simmering; whisk before serving. Yield: 4 servings (about 1 cup sauce).
Originally published as Butterscotch Banana Dessert in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p43

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heidiamills User ID: 4892012 18178
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2010

"I loved the sauce but the cake wasn't the best...rather flat and not very tasty I didn't think. But that sauce was VERY good"

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