Plantains in Butter Rum Sauce Recipe -
Plantains in Butter Rum Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Plantains in Butter Rum Sauce

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"Quick and easy everyday Latin American dessert."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Cook and stir almonds in a skillet over medium-high heat until golden and toasted, 2 to 4 minutes.
  2. Stir sugar, rum, and butter together in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap and microwave until hot, stirring once, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Place plantain slices in rum sauce, sprinkle with cinnamon, cover the bowl, and microwave until plantains are hot and tender, 1 to 2 minutes more. Top with toasted almonds.
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May 14, 2014

Good on its own or equally good served over ice cream. Doing this totally covered in the microwave does not give the "alcohol" a chance to cook off, and that's the only thing I disliked about this recipe. It is very quick to make, delish, and if that alcohol taste bothers you a lot (and it may not), you always could just cook it off on top of the stove to get only the pure rum flavor, add the plantains, and then into the microwave to finish it off. Also, I had enough butter-sugar syrup to cook another plantain, so you may want to keep that in mind if you need additional servings. Do not overcook the plantains or they will turn to mush.

Jan 13, 2015

This is delicious! So glad you posted this recipe. I cooked over the stove rather than the microwave. It's wonderful. Thank you!


5 Ratings

May 31, 2015

This was a really good recipe for plantains. I made it on the stove instead of the microwave, since I already had the pan out to toast the almonds. It only took a few minutes. I don't actually think it needed the almonds. Next time I will leave them out.

Apr 16, 2015

Plantains are usually too bland for me to enjoy them much. I really enjoyed the sweet turn you put on this and the rum and butter flavor were great together

Jul 27, 2014

I've tried this recipe a few times, as is and it is really easy and good. However, tonight, I substituted white for brown sugar as well as adding pineapple infused rum. Delicious!!


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  • Calories
  • 233 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 57 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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