TROPICAL FRUIT SUNDAES

TROPICAL FRUIT SUNDAES (for six)

 

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For the ginger-lime sauce: 

½ cup sugar

½ cup firmly packed golden brown sugar

6 tablespoons water

¼ cup strained fresh lime juice

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 pieces crystallized ginger

3 tablespoons minced crystallized ginger

 

For the sundaes: 

premium vanilla ice cream

3 cups diced peeled tropical fruit such as banana, pineapple, papaya, and/or mango 

toasted sweetened shredded coconut


  1. Make the sauce: Combine first six ingredients in heavy medium saucepan.  Stir over medium heat until sugars dissolve.  Boil gently until reduced to 1 cup, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes.  Cool to lukewarm.  Discard ginger pieces and add minced ginger.  (Can be prepared 1 day ahead.  Cover and store at room temperature.  Reheat to lukewarm, whisking occasionally, before serving.)
  2. Make sundaes: Scoop ice cream into balloon glasses or sundae dishes.  Spoon lukewarm sauce over and top with fruit.  Sprinkle with coconut and serve.          

 

GINGER LIME SAUCE

 

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 from Bon Appetit Magazine, August, 1990

 

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