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Bananas Foster Sauce

Bananas Foster sauce is an iconic New Orleans dessert recipe. Super easy to make with palate dancing flavors.

red velvet crepes

Bananas Foster Cooking Tips:

You can make this recipe without the banana liqueur.

For a fun show, after you ignite the sauce, sprinkle some cinnamon in the sauce and it will create sparks when it hits the flames. *Be careful when doing it.

Can you make ahead?

This sauce is easy to make and take only 5 minutes. If you need to make it in advance here’s some tips on how to store and reheat.

Fridge: After sauce cool off, place in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days max.

Reheating: Bring a small amount of water to a boil and stir in sauce, cook until hot. *A 1/4 cup of liquid will be enough for 2 servings.

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Substitution Options:

1 tablespoon of banana extract is a great substitute for banana liquor.

what to serve with Bananas foster sauce?

Meal Ideas:


red velvet crepes

Bananas Foster Sauce

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This is the classic iconic New Orleans dessert recipe. Super easy to make with palate dancing flavors.
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Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Creole
Servings 6 people


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 3 bananas sliced
  • ¼ cup banana liqueur
  • ¼ cup dark rum
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


  • In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat, stir in brown sugar once melted. Stir in bananas, banana liqueur and dark rum. Take a stick lighter and flambé, (caution fire will ignite, you’re cooking the liquor) add the cinnamon, swirl and pour over ice cream, cake, brownies or crepes.
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