Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster 250 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Bananas Foster 250

  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 2 ripe bananas peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup light rum
  • 1/3 cup dark rum
  • 2 tablespoons banana liqueur (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons brandy (optional)
  • vanilla ice cream


Cut bananas in half lengthwise; set aside.

In skillet or chafing dish, melt butter over medium heat; stir in sugar until melted. Add bananas, cut side down; cook, turning once, for about 5 minutes or until just barely tender. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Pour rum, and banana liqueur (if using), over bananas, shaking pan to distribute liquid. Averting face, ignite with long wooden match. Using long handled spoon baste bananas with flaming sauce until the flames subside.

Serve immediately with ice cream.

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Bananas Foster