Monday, April 13, 2009

New Orleans Bananas

If you've ever been to Foster's restaurant in New Orleans, you know how popular their Bananas Foster dessert is. You may have even heard of it without ever visiting here. This is a copycat version of the classic.


New Orleans Bananas

2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 bananas
ice cream

Melt butter in a medium skillet. Stir in brown sugar, orange juice and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring often, over medium high heat until the mixture reduces by about 1/4. The sauce will be slightly syrupy.

Peel bananas and cut into 2 inch slices. Place carefully into the sauce. Cook just long enough to heat through. Baste the bananas with the sauce instead of stirring. Be careful not to overcook or they will become mushy.

Spoon finished product over ice cream and serve immediately. Enjoy!





~Nicole




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17 comments:

Anissa said...

I've tried that before! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Sounds yummy!!Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

~~tonya~~ said...

You are right!! That is so good. I have always loved it. I always get it when we are in New Orleans.

Kara said...

I've tried something similar, but without the orange juice. It sounds like a great addition, I'll have to try it!

Samantha said...

Sounds so delicious, thanks so much for sharing !

Allison said...

Oooh, I LOVE copycat recipes! I haven't had anything like this before, and it sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing..I'll have to give it a try!

Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Ok - I am most excited about this today at Tasty Tuesday because I have never made this, AND better yet, I have a ton of bananas that need to be eaten up in the next day.
Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

THis looks fabulous and something my family would probably devour! Thanks for posting! :D

have a great day!
Sherry

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Love it when a recipe has less than 8 ingredients! Yum!

Sharon said...

Bananas foster is my fav. dessert & I've never tried to make it! Sounds too easy and oh so good!! Thanks!

Kirstin said...

wow, this sounds absolutely amazing!

heresmycuplord said...

So many people love this recipe don't they?

And, it doesn't appear to be that hard to make at home.

Ginger

Pami said...

yummy thanks for sharing, you should check out my banana receipe today if you have time..

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Sounds interesting and yummy.

mub said...

I've never tried bananas this way and they're one of my very favorite foods! Thanks for the recipe =)

Tracey said...

Sounds wonderful! I've had something like this before but have never attempted to make it myself. Your recipe might inspire me to give it a try!

Brenda said...

I've never had banana's foster but I would love to try it some day!