Sunday, January 18, 2009

Baked Banana Dessert

Serves: 6


6 large bananas, halved lengthwise
1/3 cup lemon juice
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup Cointreau or orange juice
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup flaked almonds

Microwave Method:

1. Coat bananas with lemon juice to prevent browning.
2. Arrange bananas in an oven dish.
3. Mix brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger with the orange juice or Cointreau.
4. Pour mixture over bananas.
5. Dot with butter.
6. Cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 minutes. Rearrange bananas and cook a further 2 1/2 minutes or until bananas are tender.
7. Toast almonds by cooking on HIGH for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
8. Sprinkle toasted almonds over bananas and serve hot with cream or ice cream.

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