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Bananas Foster

Weeknight Dessert

All You OCTOBER 2007

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.46


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum or orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons minced crystallized ginger
  • 3 bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise and crosswise
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream


Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add brown sugar, rum, cinnamon, ginger and 1/4 cup water. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Add bananas and sauté until softened, 2 minutes per side. Remove from heat and let cool for 2 to 3 minutes.

Divide ice cream among 4 dessert bowls. Spoon bananas into bowls and drizzle sauce over each. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 542
  • Fat: 30g
  • Saturated fat: 18g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrate: 58g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 151mg
  • Sodium: 80mg

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