|a messy presentation, but oh, so yummy!|
3 T. unsalted butter
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/2 t. apple pie spice (or scant 1/2 t. cinnamon, pinch ginger, pinch freshly grated nutmeg)
1 T. orange liquor (Cointreau or similar)
3 bananas, sliced lengthwise, then sliced in half
1/4 c. rum
vanilla ice cream (or pancakes, waffles, or crepes)
In a large pan, melt the butter, brown sugar, and apple pie spice over low heat until the sugar completely dissolves and begins to caramelize.
Carefully add the banana slices; spoon the sauce over the bananas. Cook on each side for 1-2 minutes, until softened, continue spooning the sauce over the bananas as they cook.
When the bananas are softened, remove pan from heat and add the rum. Return to heat and tilt the pan (or use a long match) to ignite the rum; cook for another 1-2 minutes until the liquor flame is extinguished. Or, if you are nervous about setting the pan on fire, just cook for 1-2 minutes after adding the rum without igniting the alcohol.
Gently spoon the bananas and some delicious sauce over ice cream (or pancakes, etc.); serve immediately.
|ingredients for the Bananas Foster|
|the bananas go into the pan and sauce is spooned over|
|then the bananas are flipped, cooked a bit more and the rum is added|
|serve over ice cream|
Bye for now...