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Banana Maple Marvel


cake ingredients:
1 sara lee banana sheet cake
3 3/4 -4 1/2 quarts butter pecan or vanilla; ice cream, optional
maple-pecan sauce (recipe follows)
6 to 8 large bananas, sliced
maple pecan sauce: (makes about 1 3; /4 qts.)
1 quart maple syrup
1 1/3 cups sugar
8 ounces butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup whipping cream
8 egg yolks, beaten
2 cups toasted pecan halves

1. To plate, place cake slice on serving plate. Serve with 4-ounce scoop ice cream, if using, and 1 1/2 ounces Maple-Pecan Sauce. Garnish with banana slices. 2. Heat maple syrup and sugar to boiling in saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Boil until mixture reaches 230F on candy thermometer. Remove from heat; whisk in butter and cream. Whisk the syrup mixture into egg yolks; whisk yolk mixture back into saucepan. Whisk over medium-low heat until slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes, stir in pecans. Serve warm. Tip: Almonds or walnuts can be substituted for the pecans in he Maple-Pecan Sauce. Peach slices can be substituted for the bananas.

Yield: 30-36 servings

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