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Recipe Thursday-Bananas Foster

Posted on November 19th, 2015 | Posted in Dessert, Recipes

FosterPhoto Courtesy of PioneerWomen.com

I have always wanted to make Bananas Foster and the perfect occasion came up when a long time friend was in town for her birthday! This boozy dessert was a hit and the fire grabbed everyone’s attention. An ideal dessert for a celebration, because who doesn’t like a flaming dessert.

Yield 6-8 Servings
8 tablespoons unsalted butter (880030, 36/1#)
½ cup lightly packed dark brown sugar (992005, 50#, Golden Barrel)
3 tablespoons orange juice (00728, 4/1Gal, Natalie’s Orchid Island)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (CQC065, QT)
Pinch ground nutmeg (CQN061, QT)
6 bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise, then crosswise (00081, #1)
½ cup dark rum
1 quart vanilla ice cream, to serve

1. In a large skillet, heat the butter and brown sugar over high heat, stirring often, until they have melted into a caramel, 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium high and cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar is completely melted and the butter starts to smell nutty, 3 minutes.

2. Stir in the orange juice, cinnamon and nutmeg, then add the bananas. Continue to cook, gently stirring the bananas and spooning sauce over them to coat, 3 minutes more.

3. Remove the pan from the heat and, holding the skillet away from you, carefully add the rum. Using a kitchen torch or match, carefully light the rum mixture on fire, burning off the alcohol.

4. Serve immediately in individual bowls, spooning the sauce over the bananas, and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Recipe from tastingtable.com

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