Shirley's Bananas Foster

Posted: March 10

Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Shirley's Bananas Foster takes a high-class dessert and makes it easy and speedy so you can enjoy it whenever. The bananas are caramelized in a smoky-sweet brown sugar and rum mixture and poured atop refreshingly creamy vanilla ice cream; Shirley truly outdid herself on this! Shirley's Bananas Foster is fruity, crunchy, and decadent in the way all the best desserts should be. Grab a spoon and dig in!


1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
3 1/2 tablespoons rum
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 bananas, peeled and sliced lengthwise and crosswise
1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 pint of vanilla ice cream, for serving


Step 1

In a large, deep skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.

Step 2

Stir in the brown sugar, rum, vanilla, and cinnamon.

Step 3

Cook until the mixture begins to bubble.

Step 4

Place the bananas and walnuts in the pan.

Step 5

Cook until the bananas are hot and starting to caramelize, for about 1-2 minutes.

Step 6

Serve immediately over vanilla ice cream.

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