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Bananas Foster

While I have never sung the praises of banana based desserts, this dessert changed my tune. 

I have never been one to drink alcohol either, but boy, when you add it to my food, I always seem much happier to eat it. Not to mention, I think I’d eat anything if it’s been carmelized. This recipe is perfect to serve “last minute” guests, because it can’t be made ahead – and it only takes about 5 minutes, so you’re not going to keep anyone waiting. And, anytime you flambe, it’s always a show!  I love that there’s not a lot of ingredients in this recipe, and several of them I always have on hand. If you want something different and easy and downright tasty, here you go!


4 bananas, cut in half and then in half again lengthwise
1 stick of butter
1/2 C brown sugar
1/4 C dark rum
1/2 C candied pecans or walnuts (optional, but amazing)

Melt the butter over medium heat. Add the sugar and stir together. Add the bananas and cook until caramelized over medium-high heat. Pour in the rum and catch a flame from a BBQ lighter (stand back!). Let flame die down and serve over good french vanilla ice cream. Sprinkle with candied nuts.

Food Photography by: Rebecca O’Hara Photography

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