I worked at a Bed and Breakfast a few years back and Bananas Foster was a dessert that they often served with dinner. This wonderful version can be prepared on your outdoor grill. Once it is grilled, just add ice cream and you have a heavenly dessert without heating up your kitchen. — Kathleen Hedger, Fairview Hts, Illinois
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- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons rum or unsweetened apple juice
- 4 medium bananas
- 2 cups vanilla ice cream
- In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter and rum. Cut bananas into 1-in. slices; place each banana on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. x 12 in.). Top with brown sugar mixture. Fold foil around banana mixture; seal packets tightly.
- Grill, covered, over medium heat for 7-9 minutes or until bananas are tender. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Serve with ice cream. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Bananas Foster in Grill It 2012 2012, p140
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