Roasted Rum Bananas

And here’s another way to redeem your bananas for the good.

½ cup unsalted butter
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
¼ cup dark rum
pinch of salt
4 small, ripe (not overripe) bananas, sliced in half lengthwise
Vanilla ice cream

Preheat the oven to 400˚. Place the butter in a shallow glass baking dish large enough to hold the 8 banana halves in a single layer and place the pan in the oven. When the butter is melted, about 5 minutes, add the brown sugar, stir, and cook until the sugar is bubbling, about 5-8 minutes. Add the rum and pinch of salt, and stir the mixture together. Arrange the bananas in a single layer and bake for 10 minutes. Turn the bananas over, coating with the sauce, and bake for another 10 minutes, until the bananas are tender. To serve, place 2 banana halves and a scoop of vanilla ice cream in each of four shallow dessert dishes or plates, and distribute the rest of the sauce over the bananas. Makes 4 servings.

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2 Responses to “Roasted Rum Bananas”

  1. nancy gonzales

    just finished reading “cakewalk.” really should have picked it up the first time i saw it on the New Books shelf at the library. instead had to wait weeks to get it. wow, wow, and wow. thank you and congratulations on your de-cluttering effort. btw, have you visited Gina Hyams’ website? pls. do. you are kindred souls. you can have lots of little chats about your artist mothers and living in S.F. for most of your lives. our connection is familial. i was with her oldest brother till his death in 2003. looks like your daughters are about the same age too. it’s the height of blueberry season here in Portland, Or. a friend of 30 yrs. and i were pickin’ yesterday on Sauvie Island. Perfect weather after way too much rain and a disappointing garden season. i will think of you next time i make my killer crisp. all the best -n

  2. kate

    Thank you so much, Nancy! And I will definitely look up Gina Hyams’ website, I appreciate the tip. Funny, when I lived in Alaska we too picked lots of blueberries, but because I never managed to get them home to bake from, I didn’t think to include blueberries in Cakewalk. It’s nice to be reminded…
    all best,
    kate

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