Fire-Roasted Banana Splits


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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

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One of Raichlen’s rules of the grill states that if something tastes good raw, baked, fried, or sautéed, it probably tastes even better grilled—for example, that classic American dessert the banana split. Grilling caramelizes the sugars in the bananas, imparting a smoky, candylike flavor, which is reinforced by a maple syrup basting sauce.

There are two ways to approach this dessert. You can grill and marinate the bananas ahead and serve the banana splits “i