Amaretto Bananas Foster

Amaretto Bananas Foster
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Bananas Foster

Jessica Chou

Bananas Foster

An ex-roommate of mine used to make these after a particularly boozy night out, although considering how flammable butter/alcohol is, it probably wasn't the safest cooking experiment. Nevertheless, this dessert is easy enough to make in less than five minutes. Just grab some butter, bananas, amaretto, and vanilla ice cream. You'll make your roommates very happy.

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Notes

Note: Experiment with rum, Frangelico, or any other alcohol you're partial to. No one judges at 2 a.m.

Ingredients

  • ripe bananas
  • 2  Tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 1  Tablespoon  brown sugar
  • 2  Tablespoons  amaretto
  • Vanilla ice cream

Directions

Peel and cut the bananas in half lengthwise, then horizontally.

In a large pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the bananas and turn until both sides are cooked. Sprinkle the brown sugar on top to caramelize, then add the amaretto. Cook until the mixture thickens, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
14mg
1%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
32mg
10%
Phosphorus, P
58mg
8%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
45mg
3%
Water
1g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Bananas Foster Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Bananas Foster Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.