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Holiday Dessert Recipe: Pound Cake a la Bananas Foster

Jazz up store-bought pound cake with a festive bananas foster sauce for a quick and easy Thanksgiving or holiday dessert.
 

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Makes 8 servings

Ingredients:
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • ⅓ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • ½ of a 16-oz prepared pound cake
  • 1 Tbsp butter, softened to room temperature (optional)
Directions:
 
1. Combine sugar, butter, lemon juice, and vanilla in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring, until the butter is melted and the sugar dissolved, about 1 to 2 minutes.
 
2. Add the bananas and cook, stirring, until the glaze thickens and coats them, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the pecans and cook, stirring, 1 minute, until the nuts are glazed and heated through. Remove from heat and cover the pan to keep warm.
 
3. Cut the pound cake into 8 slices; spread each lightly with butter and toast in the oven until lightly golden. Remove and top with the banana mixture.
 
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