Chef Time!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

A Decadent Dessert With Everlasting Love

Bananas Foster is a tasty dish, but not everyone wants to deal with flaming alcohol.

One of my favorite fruit combinations is bananas and Greek-style yogurt. The yogurt is thick and creamy, and it seems so decadent. But in reality, if you're buying a plain, unsweetened version, even the full-fat version isn't as calorie-laden as you might think. That combination makes a fine breakfast or snack, but as a dessert it cries out for just a tiny bit more indulgence.
Cooking bananas brings out their sweetness and adding caramel sauce put this over the top, to make this seem like a fabulously indulgent and ridiculously fancy dessert. But looks are deceiving This simple dessert can be made in a few minutes with few ingredients. It's light and sweet, with the warm bananas contrasting with the cool yogurt. It would make a nice family dessert, but it's different enough to serve to company.
Banana Caramel Yogurt Parfait
For cooking:
1 tablespoon butter
For each serving:
1 banana, sliced into ¼ inch rounds
Several generous spoons of Caramel Sauce
¼ c. (or more, as desired) Greek-style yogurt
Heat the butter on medium heat in a nonstick pan. Cook the banana slices until they just begin to color on one side, then flip them over. Add the caramel sauce and stir to coat the bananas.
Take the bananas off the heat and layer the bananas and yogurt in serving bowls or glasses. Top with additional sauce, if desired.

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