Your slow cooker is your straight and narrow path to a delicious dinner full of flavor, but did you know you can make a ton of desserts in this simple, versatile appliance? Welcome dessert to the “set it and forget it” world with this sumptuous bananas foster recipe.
This classic recipe originated in New Orleans and continues to be popular decades later. We like to serve this as a no-brainer dessert when entertaining. Purchase high-quality ice cream to ladle the golden bananas and sauce over, and take all the credit! Add the banana slices just 10 to 15 minutes before serving so they do not become too soft. This is equally delicious served over pound cake or angel food cake.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for the slow cooker
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons crème de banane or dark rum
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 medium bananas
- vanilla ice cream, for serving
For the bananas foster
Butter a 3- or 4-quart slow cooker.
Place the butter, brown sugar, crème, crème de banane, pecans and cinnamon in the slow cooker. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 1 to 2 hours. Whisk until smooth.
Cut the bananas into ½-inch slices and add them to the slow cooker, stirring gently to coat with the brown sugar mixture. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 15 minutes.
Serve immediately over ice cream.