Broiled Bananas with Brown Sugar & Cream

March 6, 2018

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: Just what it sounds like. The measurements are here for the taking, but feel free to sprinkle the sugar and pour the cream without a care in the world. The fruit should just cover the bottom of the pan. Instead of bananas, you could use ripe peaches and apricots, even cherries or berries. Emma Laperruque

Serves: 2 to 3


  • 3 large, ripe (freckly yellow) bananas
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar (packed!)
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • Pinch flaky salt
In This Recipe


  1. Turn on the broiler. Slice the bananas thickly on a bias. Arrange, slightly overlapping, in a 10-inch, oven-safe skillet. Crumble the brown sugar evenly on top, then pour the cream, then sprinkle the salt. Slide under the broiler—figure about 6 inches away. Broil for about 6 minutes, rotating as needed for even cooking, until the cream is bubbly and thickened, browned and spotty. Let cool slightly before eating, preferably straight from the skillet with a spoon.

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Reviews (2) Questions (0)

2 Reviews

Kat June 27, 2018
Just wondering, could you substitute ripe plantains for the bananas?
Author Comment
Emma L. June 27, 2018
Hi! I haven't tried that myself. You might have to cook them a little longer but otherwise, I imagine it would work. If you try, let me know!