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Frozen Banana Salad (Serves 12)

When your supply of ripe bananas is abundant and you don’t feel like baking, this delicious frozen salad is the perfect solution. Dotted with red maraschino cherries, it will be an attractive addition to any menu.

4 bananas, mashed (Use food processor, when available)
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 cup maraschino cherries, well drained and cut into quarters
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups light or regular sour cream
Lettuce leaves, if desired

1. In large mixing bowl, combine mashed bananas, undrained pineapple, lemon juice, cherries, pecans, sugar, salt and sour cream. Stir gently to combine. Stir gently to combine.

2. Pour into 8x8-inch baking pan. Freeze firm.

3. Store well covered in freezer until serving time.

4. Cut into squares and serve frozen on lettuce leaves garnished with whole maraschino cherries

Nutritional information per serving
185 calories, 7 grams fat, 2 grams protein, 29 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 13 milligrams cholesterol, 76 milligrams sodium