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Brown Sugar-Banana Topping

By Cook's Illustrated Published May 2017

Why This Recipe Works

This quick faux-caramel topping makes a great addition to pancakes, waffles, or even ice cream.

Ingredients

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2 tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ cup packed (1 3/4 ounces) brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
teaspoon salt
3 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced on bias 1/2 inch thick

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Instructions

Makes about 2 cups

Look for yellow bananas with very few spots; overly ripe bananas will fall apart during cooking.

Melt butter in 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add sugar, water, lemon juice, cardamom, and salt and whisk until sugar dissolves. Add bananas and cook, stirring frequently, until bananas have softened at edges, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to bowl and serve.