If you only ever try one thing from this site, let this yummy dessert be the one. Bananas foster is my all time favorite dessert. This is classic New Orleans food at its very best. First introduced in 1951 by the famous New Orleans Brennan’s Restaurant. It consists of warm bananas in a yummy caramel run sauce served over vanilla bean ice cream, traditionally made table side and served aflame.
With this recipe you can bring this New Orleans classic home. It is super easy to make and well worth the small effort it takes. Trust me this recipe is sure to please all your friends and family.
- ¼ cup (½ stick) butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup banana liqueur (optional)
- 4 bananas, sliced
- ¼ cup dark rum
- 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 dark run, the banana liqueur (optional), then place the bananas in the pan.
- Continue to cook, stirring constantly until the bananas start to soften.
- Tip the pan slightly to ignite the rum. When the flames subside, lift the bananas out of the pan.
- Serve immediately over vanilla ice cream.