Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Sauteed Bananas with Maple Praline Sauce

  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 1/2 cups maple syrup

3/4 cup heavy cream

3/4 cup chopped pecans

6 bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise and then crosswise

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

Vanilla ice cream, as an accompaniment, optional

Banana Chips, as a garnish, optional


  1. In a saucepan, combine the maple syrup, cream, and pecans. Bring the liquid to a gentle boil over moderate heat, and cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, until it is thickened, about 18 to 20 minutes.In a large skillet saute the bananas in the butter over moderately high heat for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or until they are browned lightly. Transfer the bananas to a heated platter and spoon the sauce over them or, if desired, use the bananas and the sauce as a topping for the ice cream. Garnish with banana chips, if using.
  2. Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes

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