Bananas Foster

Bananas Foster is a perfect match for a cast iron skillet. This dessert will be sure to impress.


  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ripe bananas halved crosswise and lengthwise
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into 1 tablespoon pieces
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Combine sugar, rum, water, cinnamon and salt to simmer in a 12″ Cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Whisk frequently to until sugar has dissolved, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add bananas and cook 2-4 minutes and then flip and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Remove bananas and transfer to serving plates.
  5. Add butter and lemon juice to skillet and melt and whisk into existing mixture.
  6. Pour mixture over bananas and serve with ice cream.

Adapted from: Cook it in Cast Iron Cookbook

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