Bananas Foster

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I made Bananas Foster for dessert at our Around the World Date Night: New Orleans Mardi Gras.

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It was a yummy dessert that rounded off our Mardi Gras meal of Cajun Crab & Prawn Beignets, Cheats Jambalaya and Cayenne Buttered Corn on the Cob (which was all washed down with Mardi Gras Rum Punch!)

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Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster

Yield: 2


  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced diagonally into thick slices
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 100g dark brown sugar
  • 120 ml double cream
  • 120 ml dark rum
  • 50g chopped pecans
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon


  1. Melt the butter in a heavy based frying pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the brown sugar and stir together.
  3. Add the cream and mix together.
  4. Add the bananas and chopped pecans - the mixture should be bubbly.
  5. Stir in the rum, then carefully ignite with a flame (use a long taper if you have an electric hob, or tip the pan to get the flame from the gas burner). The mixture will flame for 30-60 seconds, you can shake it to help calm it down - always be careful when flambéing.
  6. Stir in the cinnamon.
  7. Serve the bananas with ice-cream or more double cream.

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