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Banana Rum Sauce

Bananas Rum Sauce

Banana Rum Sauce is a very flavorul topping for fresh bananas, or anything else you think you would enjoy this on. Especially delightful at a summer barbecue! Extracts are not suggested to replace the alcohols. If you prefer alcohol free, it is advised you skip this recipe entirely. Check out the Banana Sherbet recipe below for a delicious alternative treat!

Ingredients

1/2 stick unsalted butter
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons banana liqueur*
3 ounces rum

*A sweet, rich banana flavored liqueur made from a mixture of brandy and bananas. Brands include 99 Bananas, Bols, Hiram Walker, Jacquins, Marie Brizard, McGuinness and Ramazzotti Banana Liqueurs.

Directions

Melt butter in a skillet and add brown sugar until it melts.

Remove pan from heat source and pour in banana liqueur then rum.

Note: A dash of cinnamon spice is an optional addition.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 1/3 to 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Nibbles

If you do choose to top your bananas with this delicious sauce, you get a great nutrition boost! Bananas are rich in fiber, potassium and other vitamins and minerals.

Bonus Recipe: Banana Sherbet

This is great topped with the banana rum sauce; however, it's so good on its own, you can leave the sauce off, too.

Banana Sherbet 1 cup water
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup reduced fat evaporated milk
1/3 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 medium banana, cut into chunks

In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved; set aside to cool

Place the evaporated milk, orange juice, lemon juice and banana in a blender. Add the sugar syrup; cover and process until smooth.

Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 4 hours or until firm before serving.

Nutrition information per 1/2 cup serving: 149 calories, trace fat, 1mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 2g protein. Diabetic exchange: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

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