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Bananas Foster


Posted by Denise on January 17, 2011

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This Bananas Foster recipe looks incredible and tastes even better!

This is one of our favorite recipes for bananas. We love bananas and always seem to have some on hand. We also always seem to have some that are past their prime and are not good for eating out-of-hand, so we look for ways to use them up.

A few years ago Glenn came across a basic Bananas Foster recipe on-line and adapted it somewhat to our tastes. The first time we had it at home, Glenn made it one busy week night after dinner as a surprise. He asked us to stay out of the kitchen for a few minutes and got busy. After only 15 minutes or so he served it to us. We loved it and it became one of our favorite ways to use up ripe bananas.


Bananas Foster

Makes enough for 5-6 servings
bananas foster ingredients 


 Note: Although this recipe uses liquor, the alcohol is burned off during the cooking process, so it is safe for anyone to eat it. 




4       Tablespoons unsalted butter

1       Cup packed light brown sugar  

3/4     teaspoon ground cinnamon  

1/8     teaspoon ground nutmeg  

4       Bananas, ripe, peeled and cut into slices  

1/4    Cup banana liqueur  

1/2    Cup rum (dark rum preferred) 

1       Pint vanilla ice cream  




1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

 butter melting in pan


2. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cook while stirring until the sugar dissolves completely.

 bananas foster adding ingredients


3. Add the bananas and banana liqueur to the pan. Cook the banana slices on both sides until the bananas start to soften and get slightly brown. This only takes a couple of minutes.


cooking bananas foster


4. Slowly add the rum and gently shake the pan back and forth to warm the rum.

bananas foster cooking in pan


5. Carefully ignite the pan with a match to burn off the alcohol. Shake the pan back and forth, basting the bananas until the flame goes out. Be very careful that nothing flammable is nearby to prevent setting something on fire. Also be careful to prevent burning your hand or anything in your kitchen while you ignite the alcohol.

 bananas foster flames


6. Dish out 2 - 3 scoops of ice cream into your favorite bowl. Carefully spoon the bananas and the sauce over the ice cream and serve immediately.  


bananas foster in red bowl




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