Bananas Foster


Hands-On: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Serves: 6

6 medium bananas
1 1⁄2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
6 tablespoons (3 ounces) salted butter
3⁄4 cup packed light brown sugar
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
6 tablespoons (3 ounces) rum
3 tablespoons (1 1⁄2 ounces) banana liqueur
3 tablespoons (1 1⁄2 ounces) brandy
3⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream

Peel and slice each banana diagonally into 6 pieces. Toss with the lemon juice. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-low. Add the brown and granulated sugars; cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture bubbles, about 6 minutes. Add the bananas; cook until slightly softened, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat.

Add the rum, banana liqueur, brandy, and cinnamon. Carefully ignite with a long match or lighter; let the flames die down. Return the pan to medium-high; cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Divide the banana mixture among 6 shallow serving bowls; top with vanilla ice cream.