4 firm bananas, sliced in half length-wise, or cut on the bias, 1/2” thick
1/4 cup (half a stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 cup rum
vanilla ice cream
- In a large skillet over a medium heat, melt the butter, then stir in the sugar. Continue to stir, until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add the bananas, and continue to spoon the syrup over the bananas, until the bananas are heated through.
- While the bananas are heating, add the lemon juice.When the bananas are heated through, add the rum* to the pan, and gently simmer for 1 minute.
*At this point, you may choose to ignite the rum. Be very careful if you do. If you do choose to ignite the rum, make sure you have the lid for the pan immediately at hand, to cover the pan and extinguish the fire, if necessary. Make sure you take all precautions necessary to ensure everyone’s safety.
Serve immediately with ice cream or whipped cream