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Banana Flambe Recipe

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Rum is flamed to finish this simple banana dessert dish. This makes an impressive presentation with the lights off, but be sure to read the flambe tips before beginning.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 bananas
  • 2 Tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 1 lime, squeezed


Peel and halve the banana lengthwise. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Brown the bananas 5 minutes on each side. Add the sugar and pour in the rum. Cook for 2 minutes. Flambé. Sprinkle with lime juice and serve at once.

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe Source: French Caribbean Cuisine by Stephanie Ovide (Hippocrene Books)
Reprinted with permission.

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 4 out of 5
my moms favorite food, Member jhet01

this was the great mothers day gift for my mom ..this year this is the best thing that i can give to my mom ... i cant explain her expression when she had a first nit ... grabe she told me that she had forgotten her name

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