Tropical Banana Compote Recipe
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Tropical Banana Compote Recipe

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Don't limit your use of bananas to the cereal bowl. Instead, send your taste buds on a "trip" to the tropics with this special speedy dessert. Bananas are available in every this is bound to become a favorite all year-round.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 medium firm bananas
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flaked coconut, toasted
  • Maraschino cherries or strawberries, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 192 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein .


  1. Cut bananas in half lengthwise, then cut widthwise into quarters. Arrange in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish.
  2. In a saucepan, combine orange juice, butter and brown sugar; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted. Pour over the bananas.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Spoon into individual serving dishes; sprinkle with coconut. Garnish with cherries or strawberries if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tropical Banana Compote in Taste of Home Meals in Minutes Calendar Annual 1997, p5

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