Bananas Flambe

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 2 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 12 mins

A dessert with fire, rum, and bananas -- who could ask for more?

Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn

If using a gas range top, take the pan off the heat before adding alcohol.


2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 tablespoons banana liqueur
2 -- bananas, sliced in half lengthwise
1/4 cup dark rum
-- Juice of 1 lime


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add banana liqueur. Bring to simmer; cook 3 minutes. Add sliced bananas; cook 1 minute on each side, carefully spooning sauce over bananas as they cook.
  3. Carefully add rum and ignite alcohol with long match or stick lighter. Continue cooking until flame subsides, 1 to 2 minutes. Add lime juice and stir to combine. Serve over vanilla ice cream

Recipe by Chef Jon Ashton.



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