Banana Foster

Bananas are cooked in a bubbling pan of dark brown sugar, butter, rum and cinnamon and served over ice cream with walnuts in this elegant, quick dessert.


(makes 4 servings)


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1/4 cup banana liquor
  • 2 whole bananas sliced into quarters
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • a dash of cinnamon


  1. In a large frying pan, melt the butter over low heat.
  2. Stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add heavy cream and stir until incorporated.
  4. Add the banana liqueur and stir.
  5. Add the bananas and cook until they begin to soften and brown. Stir to make sure they don’t burn.
  6. Meanwhile, in a separate pot, add the rum and let warm on low heat.
  7. Once the rum is slightly warmed or steaming, turn both flames off on the stove, then pour the rum over the banana mixture.
  8. Use a long match (or light the flame again and slightly tip the pan to the flame, but honestly a match is probably safer) to ignite the alcohol in the pan.
  9. Shake the pan occasionally to calm the flame down slightly. Once the flames burn themselves out, serve immediately over vanilla ice cream or French Toast.
  10. Enjoy!
Banana Foster
Banana Foster

Recipe adapted from:

French Silk Pie

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