On Father's Day we all tried this delicious dessert, which everyone loved. Bananas warmed in buttery rum sauce over vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large, deep skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in sugar, rum, vanilla and cinnamon. When mixture begins to bubble, place bananas and walnuts in pan. Cook until bananas are hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve at once over vanilla ice cream.

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Nutrition Facts

534 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 73.2g 24% DV; fat 23.8g 37% DV; cholesterol 59.5mg 20% DV; sodium 146.1mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
Awesome!!!....and so simple. Be sure to only "warm" the bananas in the sauce, otherwise bananas wil be too mushy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2012
Made this recipe for myself and my parents...I would recommend twice the amount of walnuts and to make sure the sugar actually dissolves, otherwise instead of a caramel-type sauce, it's grainy. It's a very sweet recipe, reducing the amount of sugar may help as well. Using bananas that aren't fully ripe adds a touch of acidity that was very welcome in this sugary dish. Read More
(20)
1091 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 133
  • 3 star values: 30
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
Awesome!!!....and so simple. Be sure to only "warm" the bananas in the sauce, otherwise bananas wil be too mushy. Read More
(478)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2004
Incredible! I made this for friends and they raved about it! One friend said this was the best dessert she has had in her life! I used rum extract in place of rum. I looked up the substitution on the web and found out 1 Tbsp. Rum = 1 tsp. rum extract plus 2 tsp. water. I used these measurements and it tasted perfect! Read More
(446)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2006
I've made this twice now, first time used rum flavoring and 2nd time used Meyer's Dark Rum. I thought it was a little too liquid using 3-1/2 T of rum, but my family loved it just as it was. It served our family of 3 generously. The flavor is rich and addictive. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2004
Made this dessert for 36 people and got rave reviews. Instead of using rum, used rum extract (1/8 tsp. with enough water to make 1 tablespoon). Scooped ice cream into 36 plastic tumblers, put them on a cookie sheet and put them back in the freezer early in the day. Served the bananas fosster in a chafing dish and let my guests help themselves. Could not have been easier! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2004
This was very tasty. I skipped the rum and walnuts and only had light brown sugar. I also combined it with another dessert since some people (like my husband) aren't big on bananas. It's called crunchy ice cream and isn't on this website. You need 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream, honey, cinnamon sugar and about 2 cups of crushed corn flakes. Drizzle honey and sprinkle cinnamon sugar over each scoop. Then cover each scoop with the corn flakes. Place bananas foster around the ice cream and enjoy!.. I know we do!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2003
Good and impressive! I thought you were supposed to light the rum on fire though??? This way the alchol burns off and even the kids can eat this dessert :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
I've been using this recipe for about 8 months as a nice dessert after dinner. All of my guests absolutely love this! Great recipe! As an extra I add 5ml of banana liquer it really brings out the rum and bananas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
Wow, this could not be easier to make! It is also delicious. I eliminate the walnuts for serveral reasons. First, I do not believe that Banana Foster typically includes walnuts, and secondly we just prefer a smooth texture. I have also made this with brandy as well and then flambe the desert, dramatic! Use dark rum, it adds a little more flavor. Read More
(63)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Oh my goodness...this was really good!! Hubby brougt home some Breyer's extra creamy vanilla ice cream after work so I whipped this up to serve on top. I cut my bananas in half and then split them lengthwise...I'm sure it doesn't matter how you slice them..they will all taste the same. I also used regular brown sugar since I didn't have the dark and it came out great. Will definitleyl make again. Thanks Buttermebread. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2012
Made this recipe for myself and my parents...I would recommend twice the amount of walnuts and to make sure the sugar actually dissolves, otherwise instead of a caramel-type sauce, it's grainy. It's a very sweet recipe, reducing the amount of sugar may help as well. Using bananas that aren't fully ripe adds a touch of acidity that was very welcome in this sugary dish. Read More
(20)
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