Baked Sweet Cream Plantains

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I love plantains, whether garlicky fried tostones or sweet, but this is my new favorite way to cook them because it's rich, delicious, and so super-easy.  No, it's not a "traditional" style, but it has quickly become a tradition in our house.
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Step 1: Tools & Ingredients

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3 or more extremely ripe plantains - they should be black and soft!
1/3 - 1/2 cup heavy cream
1/3 - 1/2 cup Kahlua, spiced rum, or your favorite flavored alcohol
2 - 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
sprinkle of salt
sprinkle of allspice (or your favorite spice)

sharp knife and cutting board
8x11 baking dish
oven pre-heated to 350F

Step 2: Prep plantains

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Use a knife to slice off the end of your plantain, then (if you've got a really ripe plantain) peel carefully to avoid squishing it.
Slice the plantain lengthwise, and place in your baking dish.  Repeat as needed to fill the baking dish.

If youmis-estimate the number of plantains you can fit in a pan, just grab another small oven-safe dish and use it as an excuse to try another flavor combination!

Step 3: Add liquids & spice

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Add equal amounts of heavy cream and Kahlua (or booze of choice), filling until the liquid is near the top of the plantain slices.  Depending on the size of your pan, this is likely to be about 1/3-1/2 cup of each.

(I find the cooked-down creamy pan juices the best part, so tend to err on the side of using more than absolutely necessary.)

Sprinkle top with allspice and a pinch of salt.

Step 4: Bake

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Place in an oven at 350F, and bake for about 30 minutes or until liquid is bubbly and beginning to thicken.

Remove from the oven, and sprinkle top of each slice with brown sugar.

Return to the oven for another 5-10 minutes, long enough for the brown sugar to melt into the rest of the creamy goo.
sunshiine3 years ago
I have never had these but they sure look good!
canida (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
They are - you should try making them!
HollyMann2 years ago
Looks Delicious!!!!!
canida (author)  HollyMann2 years ago
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Yum! I was also thinking coconut milk would be crazy good in this. Love me some plantains, and your tostones recipe is spot on - it's the only recipe I use for them!