Bananas Foster

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 27 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 7 min
  • Yield: 2 to 4 servings
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3 1/2 tablespoons dark rum

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon molasses

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

4 bananas, peeled, sliced lengthwise and crosswise

Pinch kosher salt

1 pint vanilla bean ice cream


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the rum, vanilla extract, brown sugar, molasses and cinnamon. Bring the mixture to a simmer and stir to dissolve the brown sugar. Shut off the heat and keep warm on the stove.
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. When the skillet feels pretty hot, add the butter and allow it to brown slightly. Toss in the bananas and arrange them, with a wooden spoon, in a single layer in the pan. Sprinkle with a tiny pinch of salt and cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Turn them on their second side and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Pour in the rum mixture and stir to coat. Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream.
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