Caramelised Banana Split with Butterscotch Sauce

This wicked banana split dessert is simply divine and you can tailor the toppings to suit your mood. It would be a lot of fun to serve at a dinner party with a whole range of toppings spread out on the table for guests to pick and choose from.

At a glance

Approx. 40 minutes
Serves 2 people


Banana Split Ingredients

  • 2 unpeeled bananas
  • 25g softened butter
  • 1 tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Butterscotch Sauce Ingredients

  • 55 grams salted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Topping Suggestions

  • Your favourite ice cream flavour
  • Crushed peanuts or walnuts
  • Crumbled sweet biscuits
  • Cadbury Chocolate pieces
  • Chocolate sauce

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Banana Split Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan. Put a sheet of non-stick baking paper on top of a sheet of foil. Slice the unpeeled bananas in half lengthways and put them in the centre of the paper/foil.
  2. Spoon the softened butter, sugar and maple syrup over the bananas, then wrap tightly in the paper/foil. Transfer to a roasting tray, pop the tray in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  3. Carefully remove the banans from their skins and transfer to a plate

Butterscotch Sauce Method

  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add brown sugar to the melted butter and whisk to combine. Then add the cream and bring the sauce to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, whisking occasionally, reducing the heat further if needed.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the vanilla. Let the sauce cool to room temperature before serving.
  5. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. When chilled, the sauce is pretty solid so warm it back up in a saucepan on medium heat for a few minutes if you need it to be pourable.

Note: You can be as creative as you like with the toppings you choose, so let your imagination (and your sweet tooth) run wild!