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Quick Bananas Foster

 Quick Bananas Foster
Guests are always impressed when I ignite the rum in this delicious dessert. Use perfectly ripe bananas for best results. —Mary Lou Wayman, Salt Lake City, Utah
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 medium bananas
  • 2 tablespoons creme de cacao or banana liqueur
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream

Directions

  • In a large skillet or flambĂ© pan, melt butter over medium-low heat.
  • Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon until combined. Cut each banana
  • lengthwise and then widthwise into quarters; add to butter mixture.
  • Cook, stirring gently, for 3-5 minutes or until glazed and slightly
  • softened. Stir in creme de cacao; heat through.
  • In a small saucepan, heat rum over low heat until vapors form on
  • surface. Carefully ignite rum and slowly pour over bananas, coating
  • evenly.
  • Leaving skillet or pan on the cooking surface, gently shake pan back
  • and forth until flames are completely extinguished.
  • Spoon ice cream into fluted glasses; top with bananas and sauce.
  • Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

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Editor's Note: Keep liquor bottles and other flammables at a safe distance when preparing this dessert. We do not recommend using a nonstick skillet.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 567 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 224 mg sodium, 80 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.