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Mango-Banana Foster

Mango-Banana Foster

Mango-Banana Foster


Makes 4 servings


2 medium mangoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 ripe, firm bananas, cut into 3/4-inch-thick slices
8 maraschino cherries, halved
4 sheets (18 X12 inches each) heavy-duty foil
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons rum or 2 tablespoons orange juice plus 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream


  1. Prepare grill for direct cooking.
  2. Place mango, banana and cherries in center of each piece of foil. Stir together brown sugar, rum and cinnamon in small bowl. Spoon brown sugar mixture over fruit mixture.
  3. Double-fold sides and ends of foil to seal packets, leaving head space for heat circulation. Place on baking sheet.
  4. Slide packets off baking sheet onto grill grid. Grill, covered, over medium-high coals 3 to 5 minutes or until hot. Carefully open one end of each packet to allow steam to escape.
  5. Meanwhile, spoon ice cream into serving bowls. Open packets and pour fruit over ice cream.

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