Bananas Foster “Split” via Chew Out Loud


Bananas Foster “Split”.

This is amazing! A great dessert after a dinner party, what a WOW dish! I think I would like to add walnuts for the bitter, crunch they would provide.  What would speak to you?

Banana and banana split lovers, you’ve come to the right place.  This one is for you.  If you follow food holidays, you already know August is not only the final month of glorious summer, but it’s also the month of bananas.  Additionally, it’s the month that features a guilty pleasure known as banana splits.  In celebration of National Banana Lovers Day and Banana Split Day, I present this scrumptious and not-as-guilty dessert.


3 slightly under-ripe or barely ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 1/2 TB rum
1 TB vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Optional: 1 tsp orange zest, fineVanilla bean ice cream


Melt butter over medium heat in large skillet.   Add sugar, rum, vanilla, and cinnamon.  Stir frequently.  Bring to slow simmer, reducing heat to medium-low.  The sauce will bubble as it simmers.  Simmer until alcohol taste is mostly or completely burned off, 1-2 minutes.  If you can still taste alcohol, simmer a bit longer.  Place sliced bananas in pan and gently cook 30 seconds to 1 minute or just until soft, but not mushy.  Serve immediately over ice cream.

* If flambe:  Add the rum last, just before adding bananas.  Pour rum into skillet, slightly and carefully tilting pan to expose alcohol to heat source, and it should ignite.  If not, use long candle lighter to ignite.  Cook until flame dies out.  Then add bananas.

Adapted from Allrecipes


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