Bananas Foster

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By Anne Willan

Published 1989

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This is a favorite dish in New Orleans, named after a local personality of the 1950s. For tableside presentation, a chafing dish and table burner can be used.


  • ¼ cup/40 g raisins
  • cup/75 ml


  1. Soak the raisins in the rum to plumpen them. Melt the butter in a frying pan. Add the brown sugar and heat gently, stirring until the sugar has melted, about 2 minutes. Add the bananas and cook until tender, 3-5 minutes, turning once with a spatula. Sprinkle the bananas with cinnamon.
  2. Pour the rum and raisins over the bananas and flambé them, basting the fruit