"Bananas sliced in a warm cinnamon and caramel sauce with rum. Serve over ice cream!" — Chrissi
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I just had this pricey dessert in New Orleans at the restaurant that invented it. It was fantastic! Ingredients are identical except for amounts. Try 1/4-1/2 cup butter, 1cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 cup banana liqueur,4 bananas, 1/4 cup dark rum. Cook same as this. Serve over ice cream. It's hard to believe something this simple can taste so heavenly! Elegant dessert. Thanks Chrissi!
It was fun lighting my dessert on fire! The taste was just OK, and I found the rum taste to be too strong for this dish. So next time I will use less rum.
Excellent. But then it's impossible to go wrong with a banana's foster
recipe -- it's just such a great dish. I doubled the recipe and flambeed
it slightly differently: after the bananas softened, I poured the alcohol
directly into the pan, waited a minute for it to warm up, then lit it on
fire. The result was great poured over ice cream, though the remnants at
the bottom of the dish were a little rummy. (Most of the syrup was fine.)
I might've stirred too soon while it was on fire thereby putting it out
too soon to let all the alcohol burn off? Or maybe I should've just taken
other reviewers' advice and used a little less alcohol.<br>
Before cooking this recipe, I did a lot of research on the web. There are
dozens of recipes out there, all varying wildly in the amount of the
various ingredients. So this dish is apparently very forgiving about
quantities. The alternative flambeing technique I used is actually more
common than the two pan method called for in this recipe. Incidentally,
the best page I found discussing this recipe is a very entertaining read:
FABULOUS! So quick & easy! I doubled and used 3 bananas. No alcohol, used Vanilla instead of liqueur. Spooned over vanilla ice cream and drizzled chocolate syrup on top! The kids and my husband FREAKED OUT at how good this was! Thanks, I will be sure to make this one for family and friends. Even camping with angel food cake!
Mmmmmmmm...ok, why 5 stars? Perhaps the rum is having an effect on me. But this is simple and great. I forgot the lemon juice (I think I was very worried about setting the rum on fire, a technique which I had never done before) but it was still great. Maybe a bit over sweet, but then again I had to use Southern Comfort instead of Rum because we were fresh out of Rum. Despite all these "mistakes" it was delish, and smelled amazing. I ate it over vanilla ice cream, but it could make a DIVINE topping for French Toast or practically anything else banana goes with. Will make again because it is so simple!
Excellent. I added more rum and cinnamon. Took the cooled mixture and made it into ice cream for a Cajun Christmas celebration held at my house. Everyone loved it.
I much prefer this to Bananas Foster II. In my opinion, this is as close as you can get to what fine dining restaurants serve. The banana liqueur is a nice addition and the combination flames very easily. I would not reduce the rum ratio and if you are making this for a large dinner party, I recommend you error on the side of making too much. Depending on your serving size, it’s easy to come up short and awkward to start over to make up the difference.
Great recipe but the serving size is not realistic. I made 12 servings for 6 people
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bananas Foster I
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 106
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