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Bananas Foster

Description: Bananas and brown sugar, goes well with ice cream. Doing a flambe on the alcohol in the pan is common with this dish. The flambe does not add anything to the flavor and can be skipped entirely. For liability reasons I will not describe the flambe process here. Pyros can Google it for themselves.
Yield: 3-4 Servings

Qty Unit Ingredient
4 Tbsp. Butter
1 c. Brown Sugar
2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
2 oz. Banana Liqueur
2 Bananas
4 oz. Rum (80 proof)


  1. Quarter the bananas by slicing lengthwise and then in half, set aside
  2. Melt butter over low heat
  3. Add brown sugar and combine well
  4. Cook bananas in brown sugar mixture for about one minute on each side, then remove the bananas and set aside
  5. Add cinnamon and increase to medium low heat
  6. Wait for brown sugar to begin to bubble
  7. Turn off heat, add banana liqueur and rum, and turn heat on again
  8. Cook off the alcohol
  9. Serve hot brown sugar mixture with bananas and ice cream (you may want to put the ice cream on the side)

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