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Course: Sweets
Keyword: Bananas Foster, Brunch, Christmas, Desserts, Fruit, Gluten-Free, Holidays, Rum

Bananas Foster

ACTIVE TIME: 12 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 12 minutes
Yield: 2
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  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon banana liqueur
  • 2 under-ripe bananas, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
ACTIVE TIME: 12 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 12 minutes
Yield: 2


  • Melt butter in a 10-inch heavy skillet over low heat. Add the brown sugar, allspice, and nutmeg, and stir until sugar dissolves. Add banana liqueur and bring sauce to a simmer. Add the bananas and cook for 1 minute on each side, carefully spooning sauce over bananas as they cook. Remove bananas from pan to a serving dish.
  • Bring sauce to a simmer and carefully add the rum. If the sauce is very hot, the alcohol will flame on its own. If not, use a stick lighter to carefully ignite the sauce and continue cooking until flame dies out, 1 to 2 minutes. If the sauce is too thin, cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes until it reaches a syrupy consistency. Add the orange zest and stir to combine. Immediately spoon the sauce over bananas and serve. Serve with waffles, crepes, or ice cream.
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