Recipe courtesy of Julia Reynolds

Banana Bucket

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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For the Granny Apple sundae topping:

2 sticks butter

80 ounces apples peeled, sliced and cored

20 ounces brown sugar

2 tablespoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

For assembly:

6 scoops ice cream, your choice

1 banana

3 toppings

Whipped cream 

Nuts, your choice

Chocolate syrup, recipe follows

1 recipe Wet Walnuts, recipe follows

1 cherry

Chocolate Syrup:

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons chocolate powder (recommended: Forbes)

1 cup water

Wet Walnuts:

1 cup walnuts

Simple syrup: (Combine 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar and heat until sugar dissolves; cool)


Special equipment:
Several spoons to share with others
  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the apples and cook until just soft, turning frequently. Turn off heat, add brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss to cover apples.
  2. Serve warm over vanilla ice cream. Top with banana, your choice of toppings, whipped cream, nuts, Chocolate syrup, Wet Walnuts, and finish with a cherry.

Chocolate Syrup:

  1. Bring water to boil. Mix sugar and chocolate together and then add water and mix.

Wet Walnuts:

  1. Put walnuts into a bowl and add simple syrup, to taste.