Bananas Foster

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1/3  cup butter
1/3  cup packed brown sugar
3   ripe bananas, bias-sliced (2 cups)
1/4  teaspoon ground cinnamon
2  tablespoons creme de cocoa or banana liqueur
1/4  cup rum
   Rich vanilla ice cream (about 2 cups)


1. In a skillet melt butter; stir in brown sugar until melted. Add bananas; cook and gently stir over medium heat about 2 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Stir in creme de cocoa or banana liqueur. 

2. In a small saucepan, heat rum until it almost simmers. Carefully ignite rum and pour over bananas, coating evenly. Serve immediately with ice cream. Makes 4 servings. 

Bananas Foster Syrup


1/4  cup butter or margarine
2/3  cup packed brown sugar
1  Tbsp. creme de banana liqueur (optional)
2   medium bananas, sliced
2  Tbsp. rum (optional)
   Ground cinnamon
In large skillet melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and banana liqueur, if desired. Cook and stir until sugar dissolves. Add bananas and rum, if desired. Cook until mixture is bubbly, stirring gently. Serve immediately over French toast, waffles, or ice cream. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. Makes 9 servings (about 1-1/3 cups).

Source:  Better Homes & Gardens

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