Make Ahead

Warm Bananas & Berries (or A Modern Riff on Bananas Foster)

March 30, 2018
Photo by coffeefoodwrite
Author Notes

This riff on Bananas Foster is sweet and a bit savory. Served warm over ice cream or just alone in a little cup – heaven! Created this one night when craving something sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. If you want to get fancy you can drizzle a bit more Grand Marnier or brandy over top, at end of cooking & flambé it. Also, its easy to make ahead and then heat up on the stove when ready serve. —coffeefoodwrite

  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces blackberries (organic if you can)
  • 1 large banana (sliced in rounds)
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
  • 2 tablespoons red wine
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (I used Maldon)
  • 3 tablespoons raw sugar
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Melt butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Add fruit, sugar and salt and saute for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add red wine and saute for about 2-3 more minutes or until reduces down and caramelizes a bit.
  4. Add Grand Marnier and reduce down again about 2 minutes more. At this point you can serve over ice cream or just plain in a little cup. But if you want to get fancy, you can drizzle more Grand Marnier on top and serve flaming into bowls filled with ice cream.
  5. Just a note: You can make this ahead and store it in the fridge until ready to serve. Just heat and serve. Or heat and flame and ladle.

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