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Bananas Foster

If you're using a gas stove, be careful, because the rum may ignite; if it does, simply wait for any flame to subside, and continue.

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  • Servings: 4
Bananas Foster

Source: Everyday Food, March 2008


  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup dark-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark or gold rum
  • 3 bananas, peeled, halved crosswise and then lengthwise


  1. Set ice cream out to soften. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter, sugar, and rum over medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until smooth and bubbly, 4 to 6 minutes.

  2. Add bananas, and cook, gently swirling skillet, until bananas are just warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes. Scoop ice cream into bowls, and top with bananas and caramel sauce. Serve immediately.


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