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Bananas Foster Recipe

This classic and simple dessert is a show-stopping and perfect way to end any meal.
Bananas Foster Recipe
Photo by Sydney Mondry

Servings: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes


8 tablespoons|115 grams unsalted butter
½ cup|100 grams light brown sugar
¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 bananas, peeled and sliced into ½-inch thick rounds
¼ cup|60 ml dark rum
1 orange, zested
vanilla ice cream, to serve


  1. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium. Add the brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon and cook, whisking constantly, until dissolved, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the bananas and gently cook until slightly soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the rum and, using a lighter or match, ignite the rum. Continue to cook until the flame dies away. Grate in the orange zest and stir to combine. Serve over ice cream.

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