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Bananas Foster Gratin

Bananas Foster Gratin

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

Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2006

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Cook time:4 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 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.


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