Alton Brown's Bananas Foster

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 7 mins

Recipe is from my favorite chef Alton Brown. I also happen to love bananas foster, so two great things in one.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a 10-inch heavy skillet over low heat.
  2. Add brown sugar, allspice and nutmeg and stir until sugar dissolves.
  3. Add banana liqueur and bring sauce to simmer.
  4. Add bananas and cook for 1 minute on each side, carefully spooning sauce over bananas as they are cooking.
  5. Remove bananas from pan to a serving dish.
  6. Bring sauce to a simmer and carefully add the rum.
  7. If the sauce is very hot, the alcohol will flame on its own.
  8. If not, using stick flame, carefully ignite and continue cooking until flame dies out, approximately 1 to 2 minutes.
  9. If sauce is too thin, cook for 1 to 2 minutes until it is syrupy in consistency.
  10. Immediately spoon the sauce over bananas and serve.
  11. Serve with waffles, crepes, or ice cream.
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I made this after watching it on tv, it is a great recipe. I'm making it again tomorrow. thanks for posting it. From Brewhead

Brewhead September 21, 2006