Posts Tagged ‘bananas foster’
Make this Hot Dessert in Less Than 10 Minutes!
I have a few very ripe bananas sitting on my kitchen counter right now. It always amazes me how quickly they ripen! Which means I should always be ready with an assortment of banana recipes…and I am! I only discovered Bananas Foster a few years ago when my parents came home from their anniversary dinner at a New Orlean’s themed restaurant in Toronto and told us about it. According to Wikipedia, this dessert was invented in 1951 at a restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana. I quickly went searching for a recipe and the first one I tried was a winner…I found it on Allrecipes.com. Not only is this dessert easy to make using only a few ingredients, it’s also quick, taking only minutes to heat up in the frying pan. And when it’s done, this dessert tastes so delicious it will have your guests thinking you slaved over the stove! If you love bananas and caramel, then there’s no doubt that you’ll LOVE this! I serve it with vanilla ice cream but you can also pour it over french toast, crepes or plain cheesecake…if you have another suggestion let me know!
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
3 1/2 tablespoons rum or banana liqueur
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 bananas, peeled and sliced lengthwise and crosswise
1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 pint vanilla ice cream
In a large, deep skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in sugar, rum, vanilla and cinnamon. When mixture begins to bubble, add in bananas and walnuts. Cook until bananas are hot, about 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately over vanilla ice cream. This recipe serves 4.