Caramelized Bananas - A Quick & Simple Dessert

When you are back home after slogging for almost nine hours of work and you come to know that you have guests, then what do you do? Panic ? Atleast I do. Although I love to entertain but unexpected guests really spoil my mood. Yesterday night was also the same. But for a change, I pondered for a few moments, searched quickly through my refrigerator, checked the blogs of my foodie bloggers, took a deep breath and diverted my anger towards preparing the dinner.

Preparing the main course was easy, followed by a salad. Being equipped by the appliances of modern cooking, it took me over an hour. Yoo-ho !! Guests arrived just at that moment. Cooking had made my mood. I welcomed them with a smile. But still an important thing was left and that was the dessert. All of a sudden a glance on a bunch of bananas and something clicked. Any guesses?? Yes, Caramalized Bananas. Bingo !! When you want something quick and simple, caramelized bananas make just a perfect dessert in winters and even in summers, if served with scoops of ice cream. The recipe is just too simple and almost all the ingredients are there in the home.





Ingredients

6 bananas (peeled)
1/2 cup sugar
2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup butter
1 tbsp cinnamon powder (roasted)
1 tbsp cardamon powder
handful of raisins, peanuts & pistachios
1 tbsp orange zest
1 tbsp brown sugar

Method

* In a pan, heat sugar on low flame until it melts and turns brown in color.
* Add butter, orange juice, cinnamon and cardomom powder.
* Keep on stirring till the mixture comes to a boil.
* In a baking dish, place the bananas and pour the mixture over them.
* For topping add orange zest along with the nuts.
* Sprinkle the brown sugar and bake the bananas for about 20 minutes at 170 degrees(C).
* Remove and let it cool for sometime and serve warm with fresh cream or vanilla ice cream.

18 comments:

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine on December 15, 2009 at 9:30 AM said...

Very beautiful click.

Barbara Bakes on December 15, 2009 at 9:47 AM said...

Sounds like a quick, easy and delicious almost good for you dessert!

Divya Vikram on December 15, 2009 at 9:58 AM said...

Looks sinful and gorgeous.

Laavanya on December 15, 2009 at 11:26 AM said...

Oh my - what a delicious dessert that must've been. Fabulous.

Gera @ SweetsFoods on December 15, 2009 at 12:38 PM said...

It looks nice and delicious!! Now I'm hungry and need a bite on this dessert :)

Cheers,

Gera

Priya on December 15, 2009 at 12:38 PM said...

Wow absolutely delicious!

Home Cooked Oriya Food on December 15, 2009 at 5:42 PM said...

never had it, but sounds like a great idea...

Sarah Naveen on December 15, 2009 at 7:05 PM said...

Awesome click..Looks simply delicious.

Anncoo on December 16, 2009 at 12:29 AM said...

Beautiful clicks. Very delicious dessert!

Sanghi on December 16, 2009 at 5:30 PM said...

Delicious caramel banana.. yummy! You can send this to my FIL event da!

RAKS KITCHEN on December 16, 2009 at 6:50 PM said...

Indeed sounds so simple,bet it wud have tasted great! Will try sometime!

Heavenly Housewife on December 17, 2009 at 6:22 AM said...

I am drooling over these ingredients. I bet this is absolutely heavenly. I made something similar but in the oven.

Lavanya Siva on December 17, 2009 at 3:04 PM said...

sounds to be simple and quick recipe. Very delcious recipe. Love to taste it

Sonia on December 17, 2009 at 6:42 PM said...

This look delicious, will try it one day.

Parita on December 18, 2009 at 3:38 AM said...

What a coincidence, i was planning to make these tomorrow :-)
Love the click..gorgeous as usual :-)

Soma Pradhan on December 18, 2009 at 10:56 AM said...

This is really best bhajias to have with tea ...i prefer in rainy seasons

Dolly on December 20, 2009 at 3:06 PM said...

Looks awesome. Quick and easy to make. Beautiful Click.

sangeeta on December 23, 2009 at 10:17 AM said...

nice flavors with orange juice n the spices...i need to try it soon.
i make butterscotch banana which is quick too , this one is on my list now..

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