Bruleed Banana Split

Bruleed Banana Split

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Makes: 8 servings

Prep: 1 hr

Cook: 10 mins

Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 pound cherries (fresh or frozen, thawed), preferably sour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juicd
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 8 firm, ripe bananas, peeld and split
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1 pint chocolate ice cream
  • 1 pint cherry ice cream
  • 1 cup hot fudge sauce
  • 1 cup caramel sauce
  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 8 maraschino cherries
Directions
  1. To make the cherry sauce, in a medium saucepan, dissolve the sugar in 3 tbsp. water, stirring, over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook, without stirring, occasionally brushing down the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush, until the mixture is light amber, about 7 minutes. Add the cherries (the mixture will harden). Cook until the mixture melts and returns to a boil. Whisk in the cornstarch and boil 1 minute. Off heat, stir in the lemon juice.
  2. Preheat the broiler. Sprinkle 1 tbsp. raw sugar evenly over the cut side of each banana half. Transfer to a baking sheet. Broil until the sugar browns, about 5 minutes.
  3. Place 1 scoop of each ice cream into 8 bowls. Arrange the bananas alongside; top with the sauces, whipped cream, almonds and maraschino cherries.
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