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Caramelized Bananas

Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 3 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield 10 servings


  • 3 cup medium-size ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Cut bananas in half crosswise; cut halves in half lengthwise.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet; stir in brown sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat; stir in milk. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and, if desired, rum. Add bananas, stirring just until bananas begin to soften. Remove from heat. Serve immediately.

2012 Christmas with Southern Living