Bananas Foster

  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 ripe bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise and crosswise

4 tablespoons butter

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup dark rum

Confectioners' sugar for dusting

Vanilla ice cream


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in sugar until smooth. Add bananas and cook until caramelized. Pour rum into a measuring cup and then pour it into skillet. Stand back and carefully light rum with a long match or barbecue lighter. When flame has died down and most of rum has cooked off, spoon out bananas and sauce into bowls of vanilla ice cream.
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