Bananas Foster

  • 1 Servings
  • 10mPrep Time
  • 3mCook Time
  • 13mReady In
  • Category : Food
  • Subcategory : Desserts
  • Main Ingredient : banana
  • Chef : Cesar Reyes

A dessert of warm caramelized bananas flambeed with cognac or rum and served with ice cream, bananas Foster is a signature dish of New Orleans.


1/4 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter 1 firm banana, peeled and thickly sliced 1 ounce banana liquor 1/2 ounce cognac, warmed Scoop of vanilla-bean ice cream


  • Melt the sugar and butter in a chafing dish or frying pan over medium-high heat, add the banana, stir to coat, and cook just until the sugar caramelizes on the fruit. Don’t let the bananas get mushy.
  • Add the banana liquor.
  • Set the cognac afire and pour over the contents of the pan.
  • When the fire goes out, pour into a serving dish and top with a scoop of vanilla-bean ice cream.