We have said with Princess Cruises many times. This dessert is always a favorite.

Bananas Foster Flambe from Princess Cruises

The holidays are a time of entertaining, and no dessert puts on a show like bananas foster flambe. Simple to make and something to behold, this warm and inviting treat is the elegant finale every good meal deserves.


• 2 T. brown sugar
• ¾ c. granulated sugar
• 3 T. butter
• ⅓ c. orange juice
• 6 bananas, peeled and sliced lengthwise, then sliced crosswise in
4-inch sections
• 2 T. rum or
Grand Marnier
• ¼ c. sliced
toasted almonds
• 6 scoops vanilla
ice cream

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Method of Preparation:

In a small bowl, combine both sugars.

Place a medium sauté pan on the stove over medium heat. Add the butter. When the butter has melted, stir in the sugar mixture. Cook until the sugar is dissolved and the liquid is light caramel in color.

Slowly stir in orange juice. Continue cooking until liquid is reduced and the mixture is creamy.

Remove from heat. Pour Grand Marnier over the sugar mixture in the sauté pan and carefully ignite the alcohol. When the flame has gone out, return the pan to the stove. Add the bananas and toss until evenly coated. Cook 1-2 minutes until bananas soften slightly.

To serve:

Divide bananas and sauce between 8 serving dishes. Top each with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and serve immediately.

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