A very simple, but very good and rich dessert. Can be made with either bananas or plantains (if plantains, they should be very ripe; if bananas, on the green side). Top with some barely sweetened creme fraiche, or serve atop vanilla ice cream or pound cake. Garnish with a few crisp banana cihps, if you wish —Kayb
- Serves 4-6
olive or vegetable oil
cream cheese or mascarpone, room temp
Banana chips, toasted dried coconut, dried pineapple, optional, for garnish
- Peel bananas or plantains, cut in half crosswise and then cut halves in half lengthwise. Saute over medium high heat until outsides begin to caramelize. Remove and arrange in 9 x 9 baking dish.
- In blender, put seeded orange sections, cream cheese, spices and sugar. Add some orange zest if you like, or save it to garnish the top. Blend until smooth.
- Pour sauce over bananas. Garnish, with desired, banana chips, dried pineapple, toasted coconut, or orange zest. Or whatever else strikes your fancy. I have used drained maraschino cherries.
- Bake in 350F oven for 20 minutes, just until slightly browned on top. Serve warm, over ice cream, pound cake, or topped with creme fraiche.