Today I have another dessert recipe inspired by the traditional flambé bananas. It’s a comforting dessert that takes me back to the tropics and memorable meals with old friends. I am not confident I can put food on fire without burning down the kitchen, so I created an easy recipe that is not flambéed.
4 tablespoons of sugar
6 ripe bananas, peeled
2/3 cup of fresh orange juice
¼ cup of Alize liqueur (passion fruit w/ cognac blend)
1 tablespoon of orange liqueur
2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice
¼ cup of tropical blend juice, no sugar added
Vanilla ice-cream, for serving
Melt sugar in a large skillet until it’s completely liquid. Add orange juice, lime juice and the liqueur. Simmer the mixture for 5 to 7 minutes.
Add the bananas without cutting them. Work in batches if necessary. Cook the bananas for 3 to 5 minutes on each side.
Transfer each banana to individual serving plates. Top bananas with fruit syrup and serve it with ice cream.