Saucy Bananas Foster - Naturally Gluten Free!
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 3⁄4 cup dark brown sugar
- 4 medium bananas, peeled cut in half & sliced length-wise
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄3 cup dark rum or 1/3 cup golden rum
- 1⁄2 gallon vanilla ice cream
- Be sure hair is pulled/tied back, sleeves rolled up & any other flammable items are not near your stove when you begin this recipe. Flambe is fun, but we have to be very careful.
- I like to either recruit someone else to scoop the ice cream while I put the sauce together OR do it myself first & place in freezer until I'm ready to serve.
- Add butter & brown sugar to large saucepan & melt over medium heat. It should not separate. If it does, your burner is too hot.
- After the butter & brown sugar has melted & turned into a luscious, rich sauce, (5 minutes or so) add the bananas & cinnamon.
- Saute for about a minute or even less. I don't like my bananas to get mushy - not even a little bit - Remember, they will cook when you flambe the sauce. So, I basically add the bananas & stir to evenly distribute the sauce over them. Then, I move quickly to the next step.
- Turn off burner & pour rum over evenly the bananas & sauce.
- Grab a match or long, grill lighter (my personal favorite). Turn off kitchen light. (optional) Ha! We like to do the next step in the dark.
- Place lighter or match close to sauce & light. It may take a few tries, but usually not. Be careful & prepared for a beautiful light show.
- Gently move pan back & forth to continue distributing the rum & flame around the sauce.
- Pour sauce with 4 pieces of banana over several generous scoops of vanilla ice cream. We have to evenly distribute the sauce at our house. :-).
- Serve immediately & enjoy!
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