Caramelized Baby Bananas with Almond Brittle

posted: 06/30/10
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Caramelized Baby Bananas with Almond Brittle


  • 2 cups/400 g granulated sugar
  • 2 cups/225g whole almonds (roasted)
  • 6 baby bananas, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup/50 g golden brown sugar


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the granulated sugar in a heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until the sugar dissolves and turns light golden brown. Add the almonds and stir to coat in the melted sugar.
  2. Pour the almond mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and spread it in an even layer. Allow the brittle to cool, then break it up into pieces. Place the brown sugar on a plate.
  3. Using a small sharp knife, score the flesh side of the bananas. Press the bananas flesh side down in the brown sugar to coat thickly. Heat a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Place the bananas, sugared side down, in the pan and cook for 2 minutes, or until the sugar has caramelized. Transfer the caramelized bananas to plates and serve with the almond brittle.
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