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Bananas Foster
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Bananas Foster

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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  • Portion size 2 to 4


  • 2 2ripe bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspunsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp 3tbsppacked brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcinnamon
  • 1 Pinch 1Pinchground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cuplight rum or dark rum
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbanana liqueur or brandy, (optional)
  • vanilla ice cream
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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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