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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 jars (12 ounces each) apricot preserves
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
  • 12 medium firm bananas, peeled
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded 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 15x10x1-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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 315 calories, 8g fat (6g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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