Introduction: Bananas Foster Flambe

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How to make Bananas Foster a New Orleans classic dessert. Bananas in a caramel rum sauce. I will give some ideas for a non alcoholic version. (video above)

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Step 1: Gather Ingredients

Makes 4 servings

4 tbls unsalted butter

4 bananas

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup dark rum

Step 2: Slice Bananas

Slice each banana in half and then in half lengthwise.

Step 3: Mix Dry Ingredients

Mix brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together.

Step 4: Make Caramel Sauce

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.

Add the brown sugar mixture and vanilla. Stir until the sugar has melted and begins to bubble

Place each banana slice into the caramel sauce. Cook each side until brown. About a minute and a half per side

Remove from heat and take pan to the table..

** For a non alcoholic version add 2/3 cup of pure maple syrup with the brown sugar mixture.

Step 5: Flambe

Add the 1/2 cup of dark rum. Swirl it around the pan. Light on fire with a long match.

Once the flames die out serve immediately. Put 2 slices of banana side by side. Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the center and drizzle with warm syrup.

** For non alcoholic version instead of adding maple syrup, remove bananas from pan and add 1/2 cup of pulp free fruit juice. Put back on stove to warm.