' Dunham Cellars - Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster

My favorite, and one of the most simple of desserts."
Eric Dunham
Summer 2004


6-8 bananas
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. molasses
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. dark brown sugar
1/4 c. Grand Marnier
Vanilla ice cream


Mix and melt together butter, molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Once melted, add bananas sliced or just halved lengthwise down the center. Stir until bananas are hot, then add the Grand Marnier. If you are fully cognizant of the dangers, it is an extra treat to light your Bananas Foster on fire; this will sear and candy some of the sugars and remove a little of the heavy alcohol... and it can be impressive! While it is on fire, you may throw a pinch or two of cinnamon on the flame.

This gives a dazzling little light show called "Voodoo." Serve hot, over vanilla ice cream.