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Flexible Fruit Foster

Yield Makes 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup (1/8 lb.) butter
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 3 to 4 firm-ripe bananas (about 1 1/2 lb. total), peeled and cut into 1-inch-thick slices, or 1 1/2 pounds firm-ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • About 2 tablespoons banana- or orange-flavored liqueur
  • About 2 tablespoons dark rum

Nutrition Information

  • calories 431
  • caloriesfromfat 42 %
  • protein 3.6 g
  • fat 20 g
  • satfat 12 g
  • carbohydrate 58 g
  • fiber 1.8 g
  • sodium 181 mg
  • cholesterol 61 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over high heat, stir butter and brown sugar until bubbling vigorously. Add cinnamon, orange juice, and fruit; turn fruit often with a spatula until sauce is boiling again and fruit is hot, 1 to 3 minutes.

  2. Scoop ice cream equally into four bowls. For the children, spoon fruit and sauce over ice cream. Then, for the adults, pour banana liqueur and rum over fruit in pan and ignite with a match (keep away from vents or flammable materials); shake pan until flame dies. Spoon fruit and sauce over ice cream.

  3. Nutritional analysis per serving with liquors.