Bananas Foster

Early childhood memories include this incredible flambeed dessert.  It is so easy to make and so decadently divine with a rich, rummy caramel, simple bananas and a flashy, old school flambe technique.  Nothing could be simpler or more impressive.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup earth Balance or butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup banana liqueur
  • 4 bananas, cut in half lengthwise, then halved
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • So Delicious vanilla bean ice cream or coconut whipped creme

INSTRUCTIONS:

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

Tip: I love to add pecans for crunch.  Non-traditional but I love the texture

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