Warm Bananas Praline with Pareve Vanilla Ice Cream

4 tablespoons unsalted margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons bourbon (optional)
1/3 cup chopped pecans, plus 2 tablespoons for garnish
4 ripe bananas, halved lengthwise then halved again
1 pint premium pareve vanilla ice cream

Melt the butter in a large sauté pan. Whisk in the sugar and cook until melted and smooth. Standing back, carefully add the bourbon and cook for 2 minutes. Add 1/3 cup pecans and cook for 30 seconds. Add the bananas and spoon the sauce over the bananas constantly until softened, about 4 to 5 minutes. Keep warm on a warming tray.

Scoop the ice cream into bowls and top with the bananas and sauce. Garnish with the remaining chopped pecans and serve.

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