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Baked Bananas

  • servings: 6


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish
  • 3 tablespoons dark-brown sugar
  • 4 firm bananas
  • 4 cardamom pods, seeds removed and crushed (about 1/4 teaspoon)
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Butter a large shallow baking dish, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar; set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Peel, and cut bananas diagonally into 1/2-inch slices. Add bananas to prepared dish, and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cardamom, and salt. Dot with butter. Drizzle with lemon juice.

  3. Step 3

    Bake until bubbling, about 8 minutes. Serve with ice cream.

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