Bananas Foster

Total Time:
12 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
7 min

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup (1.75 ounces) 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
Directions

Melt butter in a 10-inch heavy skillet over low heat. Add brown sugar, allspice and nutmeg and stir until sugar dissolves. Add banana liqueur and bring sauce to simmer. Add bananas and cook for 1 minute on each side, carefully spooning sauce over bananas as they are cooking. 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, using stick flame, carefully ignite and continue cooking until flame dies out, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. If sauce is too thin, cook for 1 to 2 minutes until it is syrupy in consistency. Add orange zest and stir to combine. Immediately spoon the sauce over bananas and serve. Serve with waffles, crepes, or ice cream.

The Food Network Kitchens recommend that when igniting alcohol, use extreme caution. Remove the pan from the heat source before adding the alcohol. Pour the alcohol into the pan and ignite with a match or click lighter. Return the pan to the stove top and gently swirl to reduce the flames.


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I tried this recipe and it was just too much nutmeg for my family item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Omitted orange zest and served over vanilla frozen yogurt! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous! My first time making bananas foster, it was so easy and delicious. Omitted banana liqueur and increased butter by one tablespoon. Used Goslings Black Rum and served over vanilla ice cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quite delicious, quick and would go with a variety of accompaniments. I served with coconut creme drizzle and vanilla whipped creme. Definitely a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Went light on the Allspice, skipped the orange zest and added a little cinnamon, over Belgian Waffles and vanilla ice cream..........Excellent!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! And so easy! Didn't have banana liquor so used Disaronno instead. Served over vanilla yogurt and topped with granola. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A bit over the top with the spices - try Brennan's Restaurant recipe - it's just right. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was fantastic. I could get all the flavors coming through..not too many spices in my opinion. Alton is always right on the mark. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been making this for years. I'll have to add something tho. Placing a sweet, cruchy waffle on the bottom of the plate and assembling the fosters on top, puts this dish over the top. item not reviewed by moderator and published
pretty good way to use bannanas before they go bad! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond