Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Banana Dessert Sauce

 photo D23DA3EB-712C-405D-9C10-7D8DBB109DEF-560-00000073250BB271_zps82d6b0d0.jpgMy great aunt Mildred served this banana treat whenever I stayed for a weekend visit with my cousin back in the 1950s. The taste is similar to a butterscotch or caramel sauce, but has its own unique  flavor. 

We also use it on ice cream, or drizzled over pound cake or other fruit. I guarantee kids will love it!  Mine did.

One banana sliced into dessert cups serves two, so once the sauce is made and stored in the refrigerator,  it's handy for a quick dessert topping.

Banana Dessert Sauce
1 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 Tabs. vinegar
1 egg
3 Tabs. water
2 sliced bananas
chopped peanuts

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In a bowl, mix and blend sugar, egg, vinegar and water.  Bring mixture to a slow boil in a saucepan, stirring constantly to blend as it bubbles up.

Banana Sauce photo 9275E7CB-B3B1-4515-AC7D-C09998C3F2E8-560-00000072AFBFD4C6_zps7dca08af.jpgDo not burn. Remove from heat and cool. Drizzle a few spoonfuls over slice bananas, then sprinkle the top with chopped peanuts and a little more sauce. Makes about a cup.

Store extra in a jar in the refrigerator. Serves 4 or more.

Estimated cost: .50 cents or less for a cup of sauce.