Saturday, May 9, 2015

Banana Foster Flambe (1980)

  • 4 scoops coffee or vanilla ice cream
  • 1/3 cup rum
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Sun-Maid seedless raisins
  • 2 firm, ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 tspn cinnamon
  • 4 maraschino cherries, with stems
Place the ice cream in individual heat-proof dishes or a large heat-proof casserole.  Melt the butter and sugar in an 8-inch skillet and add the raisins and cinnamon.  Cook over moderate heat for 1 minute.

Add the banana slices and cook 2 minutes, basting with the sauce. Add the rum.  when rum is warmed, removed the skillet from the burner and ignite the rum with a long match.  

Continue to baste the bananas until the flame dies.  Spoon the raisin-banana sauce over the ice cream and serve decorated with cherries. Serves 4.

(Origin - "The Sun-Maid Cookbook" by Sun-Maid Growers of California, 1980.)

More Flambe Recipes

Apple Charlotte Flambe (1963)

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