Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins
This makes its own sauce as it bakes and will impress your guests. A wonderful and very simple treat. If you want to keep it simple, omit the flambe step. From the Best of the Best from Arkansas.
- 6 medium sized bananas
- 1 tablespoon soft butter
- 30 whole strawberries, fresh
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup Grand Marnier
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Peel bananas and arrange them, whole, side by side in a buttered baking dish.
- Spread the butter on top of the bananas.
- Rinse and hull the strawberries.
- Arrange them in rows in the spaces between the bananas.
- Sprinkle brown sugar over the berries and bananas.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until the bananas are cooked through.
- Don't overbake.
- To serve, warm the Grand Marnier and pour it over the bananas and berries.
- Light immediately.
- For the most impressive effect, do this at the table with the lights dim so the flame will show.
- Serve as soon as the fire goes out.
Made for the *Gimme 5* game, this truly is a simple & wonderful treat. I tagged it because it sounded so good & delayed making it because it scared me, but I was determined to get over my fear of my 1st flambe + capture the moment on film. I managed the former, but failed w/the latter as I tried to keep my wits about me & be ready to fight a flash-fire. I made a 2-banana version & split it into 2 servings. The prep is make-ahead easy & the result ideal for a spec romantic occasion or guests you want to impress. All you really do is a quick assembly & pop it in the oven based on when you want to serve dessert. A lovely recipe, Nimz, & now a *Zaar Star* too. Thx for sharing it w/us. :-)
Excellent! I didn't made any changes as the recipe is so good! I did make the flambe step and my guests were really impressed. Of course, I owe that to NimrodCook that!
AWESOME!!!! this was so very delicious, a perfect ending to dinner, I didn't turn down the lights LOL! we really enjoyed this, I plan on making this for my dinner parties, thanks for sharing hon!...Kitz:)