Quick and easy everyday Latin American dessert.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook and stir almonds in a skillet over medium-high heat until golden and toasted, 2 to 4 minutes.

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  • Stir sugar, rum, and butter together in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap and microwave until hot, stirring once, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Place plantain slices in rum sauce, sprinkle with cinnamon, cover the bowl, and microwave until plantains are hot and tender, 1 to 2 minutes more. Top with toasted almonds.

Nutrition Facts

233 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 36g; fat 8.4g; cholesterol 20.3mg; sodium 57mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2014
Good on its own or equally good served over ice cream. Doing this totally covered in the microwave does not give the "alcohol" a chance to cook off and that's the only thing I disliked about this recipe. It is very quick to make delish and if that alcohol taste bothers you a lot (and it may not) you always could just cook it off on top of the stove to get only the pure rum flavor add the plantains and then into the microwave to finish it off. Also I had enough butter-sugar syrup to cook another plantain so you may want to keep that in mind if you need additional servings. Do not overcook the plantains or they will turn to mush. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/23/2020
I’ve never had plantains but served this over ice cream and everything but the plantains were good. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2014
Good on its own or equally good served over ice cream. Doing this totally covered in the microwave does not give the "alcohol" a chance to cook off and that's the only thing I disliked about this recipe. It is very quick to make delish and if that alcohol taste bothers you a lot (and it may not) you always could just cook it off on top of the stove to get only the pure rum flavor add the plantains and then into the microwave to finish it off. Also I had enough butter-sugar syrup to cook another plantain so you may want to keep that in mind if you need additional servings. Do not overcook the plantains or they will turn to mush. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2015
This was a really good recipe for plantains. I made it on the stove instead of the microwave since I already had the pan out to toast the almonds. It only took a few minutes. I don't actually think it needed the almonds. Next time I will leave them out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2014
I've tried this recipe a few times as is and it is really easy and good. However tonight I substituted white for brown sugar as well as adding pineapple infused rum. Delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2015
This is delicious! So glad you posted this recipe. I cooked over the stove rather than the microwave. It's wonderful. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2015
Plantains are usually too bland for me to enjoy them much. I really enjoyed the sweet turn you put on this and the rum and butter flavor were great together Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/23/2020
I’ve never had plantains but served this over ice cream and everything but the plantains were good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2020
Very easy, tasty, well worth the calories. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2018
My first time making plantains. Very tasty. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2020
Saved for the rum sauce part of the recipe but overall very good! The rum sauce is also good on top of Apple Crisp! Read More
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