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Banana Fan

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  Ripe bananas 4
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Maraschino cherries 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Amber rum 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), warmed and flamed
  Whipped cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon

1. Peel bananas and halve them lengthwise. Arrange halves flat side down in the shape of an open fan on a round silver or glass dish.
2. Boil water and sugar together at a rolling boil 4 minutes. Add cherries, reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes. Remove some of the cherries with a perforated spoon and arrange in a design on upper portion of fan.
3. Put the remaining fruit with syrup into an electric blender along with flamed rum; process until pureed or force mixture through a food mill. Spoon over upper part of fan.
4. Blend whipped cream and vanilla extract. Using a pastry bag and decorating tube, make a thick border around upper portion of fan to simulate lace.

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