This classic New Orleans dessert originated at Brennan’s Restaurant in Louisiana back in the 1950s. While its roots are usually a flambé of bananas cooked with rum, liqueur, sugar and cinnamon served with Vanilla ice cream, its flavors are easily recreated in the twist for the grill. Grilled Bananas Foster is a different preparation with the same end result; banana Nirvana.
My recipe is designed for the grill, but works equally well in a campfire by simply wrapping all of the ingredients in aluminum foil and letting them in some smoldering embers. This effortless treat is sure to please!
Grilled Bananas Foster
- 4 bananas
- 6 Tbsp. butter
- ½ cup rum
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
- Combine butter, rum and brown sugar in small saucepan and melt together until silky.
- Slice bananas in half lengthwise. Keep in peel.
- Place bananas, peel sized down, over indirect heat in medium high grill (approximately 300° in direct zone).
- Grill bananas basting frequently with rum mixture.
- Remove from heat with bananas become soft.
- Carefully remove bananas from peels, drizzle with remaining rum mixture and sweetened condensed milk. Serve while hot.
8 bananas foster