The Best Dessert, ever.

Bananas Foster. There is something about warm banana slices in a thick, caramel sauce poured over cold vanilla ice cream that is so good. Unfortunately, this dessert is not low calorie or low fat. It is high in wow factor and taste.

Originally created in the early 1950s at the famous Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans, this dish is still as popular as ever. It is best prepared table side–cooked in front of the guest. The sight of the flaming bananas and the smell of warm caramel and cinnamon is sure to make anyone happy.

Bananas Foster

  • 3/4 Cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup banana liqueur
  • 8 whole bananas
  • 1/2 Cup dark rum
  • Vanilla ice cream
Combine the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a flambe pan or skillet. Place the pan over low heat and cook, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
Stir in the banana liqueur, then add sliced bananas to the pan, being careful to avoid splashing yourself or the guest.
When the bananas begin to soften and turn brown, remove the pan from the burner and carefully add the rum. Place the pan back over the flame and continue to cook until rum is hot.
Tip the pan slightly towards the open flame to ignite the rum.
When the flame subsides, spoon the bananas and sauce over the scoops of vanilla ice cream. Top with additional sauce and serve immediately.

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