Bananas Foster Gratin

Get all the flavor without the flaming in this version of the famous dessert.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 4 Minutes
Bake: 10 Minutes


1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon dark rum
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons butter
4 medium-size ripe bananas
1 almond biscotti, crushed (about 1/3 cup)
Vanilla ice cream


1. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in butter.

2. Slice bananas diagonally. Add to brown sugar mixture in skillet, tossing to coat.

3. Spoon banana mixture evenly into 4 lightly greased (1- to 1 1/2-cup) gratin dishes or a shallow, lightly greased 1-qt. baking dish.

4. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until bubbly. Remove from oven, and sprinkle evenly with biscotti crumbs. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Caroline W. Kennedy, Covington, Georgia,

Southern Living

September 2006