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My daughter was reading the newspaper over my shoulder one morning, and exclaimed how delicious the Candied Bananas Foster recipe sounded. I love the ease of using the slow cooker, so it took no extra time to add dessert to the evening menu.

CANDIED BANANAS FOSTER

candied bananas foster

6 bananas, cut into quarters

1/2 cup flaked coconut

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup dark corn syrup

1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon rum extract

1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

vanilla ice cream

Combine the bananas and coconut in a crock pot. In a medium bowl, combine the cinnamon, salt, corn syrup, melted butter, lemon zest, lemon juice and rum extract. Mix well and pour over the bananas and coconut in the crock pot. Turn on low heat, put cover on and cook for 1 to 2 hours.

To serve, spoon bananas and sauce over individual servings of vanilla ice cream and top with walnuts.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from The Dining Guide, March 2015

www.nwaonline.com/dining/

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