Sweet Baked Plantains

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    extremely ripe plantains, peeled and sliced lengthwise
  • 8
    tablespoons butter
  • 34
    cup packed brown sugar
  • 2
    teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 14 - 12
    cup dark bacardi rum
  • 14
    cup chopped and toasted macadamia nuts (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.
  • Add the brown sugar and continue cooking, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved and the sauce starts to thicken somewhat.
  • Add the cinnamon and the rum and remove from heat.
  • Place the plantains in a covered baking dish.
  • Pour the sauce on the plantains.
  • Cover and bake 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Add the macadamia nuts now, if using.
  • Turn the plantains over, baste with the sauce in the dish, and continue baking uncovered for about 15 minutes.
  • This will allow the plantains to brown slightly.
  • Wonderful eaten alone, on ice cream or with pound cake or angel food cake.
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