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Quick Bananas Foster Recipe

Quick Bananas Foster Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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


  • 1. In a large skillet or flambé 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.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, heat rum over low heat until vapors form on surface. Carefully ignite rum and slowly pour over bananas, coating evenly.
  • 3. Leaving skillet or pan on the cooking surface, gently shake pan back and forth until flames are completely extinguished.
  • 4. Spoon ice cream into fluted glasses; top with bananas and sauce. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe Note

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 each: 567 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 80g carbohydrate (72g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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vallarta User ID: 2066588 97388
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"Delicious I love Bananas and this was excellent"

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