Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
¼ cup Butter or margarine
¼ cup Dark brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons Lemon juice
1/8 tablespoon Ground cinnamon
¼ cup White Rum (optional)
¼ cup Natural American pistachios, coarsely chopped
Vanilla ice cream
Melt butter in large skillet; blend in brown sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon. Cook and stir until sugar is melted. Cook 1 minute over medium heat; add rum.* Peel bananas; cut in 1/3 to ½ inch diagonal slices. Add bananas and pistachios to hot mixture; stir to coat. Serve over ice cream.