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Babas with Swirled Fruit Purees

Serves8
IngredientsBerries, Bread, Dairy, Fruits
Day PartDessert
Menu PartDessert
Cuisine TypeAmerican
Babas Fruit

An easy to prepare but delicious dessert, these individual sponge cakes served atop a dish of Banana Rum Sauce or Berry Sauce will be sure to please.

Ingredients

8 babas or individual sponge cakes

Banana Rum Sauce:
1⁄2 cup light brown sugar
4 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 oz. rum
4 oz. frozen sweet banana puree, thawed
2 tbsp. heavy cream

Berry Sauce:
8 oz. water
1 cup granulated sugar
8 oz. frozen berry strawberry puree, thawed
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
Apple slices and mint sprigs, for garnish

Steps

  1. Prepare Banana Rum Sauce: In saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, and rum; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer mixture 2-3 min.
  2. Stir in sweet banana purée and cream. Remove from heat. Strain through a sieve and cool.
  3. Prepare Berry Sauce: In a saucepan, combine water and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 3 min. Remove from heat and cool.
  4. Stir in berry puree and lemon juice. Strain; transfer to a squeeze bottle or storage container.
  5. To serve, spoon or squeeze fruit sauces onto individual dessert plates. Use a toothpick to swirl for a marble effect. Place babas on top of purées; garnish with apple slices and mint.
     

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