Warm Banana and Cajeta Sundaes | Print |
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Serves 6

  • 2 black-ripe plantains or yellow (but still firm) bananas
  • 2 tablespoons EACH: butter, granulated sugar
  • 12 small scoops dulce de leche, crème caramel or vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons bottled Mexican cajeta sauce or caramel sauce, warmed
  • Toasted pecan halves (optional)
  • Powdered sugar for sprinkling


  1. Use a paring knife to slit the skin on the plantains or bananas, then remove it. Slice the plantains or bananas into ¼-inch thick diagonal slices. Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet. Add the plantain or banana slices in a single layer and sprinkle with the granulated sugar. Cook over medium heat, shaking the pan, until golden, about 2 minutes.
  2. To serve, divide the warm plantain mixture among 6 small sundae glasses or bowls. Top with 2 small scoops of ice cream. Drizzle warm caramel sauce over all. Top with pecans and sprinkle it with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.