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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bananas Foster

Here's New Orleans Brennan's Restaurant infamous Bananas Foster recipe.  Sherri cooked this scrumptious dessert for our family while vacationing in Sonoma.  She served vanilla ice cream over the warm, caramelized bananas...It truly was to die for! 

¼ cup (½ stick) butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup banana liqueur
4 bananas, cut in half
lengthwise, then halved
¼ cup dark rum
4 scoops vanilla ice cream

Combine the butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a flambé pan or skillet. Place the pan over low heat either on an alcohol burner or on top of the stove, and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the banana liqueur, then place the bananas in the pan. When the banana sections soften and begin to brown, carefully add the rum. Continue to cook the sauce until the rum is hot, then tip the pan slightly to ignite the rum. When the flames subside, lift the bananas out of the pan and place four pieces over each portion of ice cream. Generously spoon warm sauce over the top of the ice cream and serve immediately.


  1. what a great choice. I have done it on the BBQ grilled Bananas and ice cream.. yum! But you can't beat budd'a (lol)

  2. I love making Bananas Fosters. I serve mine stuffed in Crepes with Ice Cream. So good. But they are also good just like this with only Ice Cream and some toasted Coconut!