Tonight I’m off to a friend’s house for an intimate dinner party. Per usual I bring wine and dessert. This recipe always gets ooo’s and ahhh’s, and it’s SUPER EASY! Think No-Mess Bananas Foster. (Note: This recipe was passed down from my cooking mentor Leslie Weiss) ::
- 3/4 very ripe banana per guest
- Light brown sugar
- Cookie sheet
- Vanilla ice cream
Preheat oven to 350. Slice the bananas vertically and then horizontally (so you have 4 pieces). Cut a couple lemon wedges. Rub both sides of each banana piece with the lemon wedge so it’s a little wet. Sprinkle cinnamon on each side. Finally rub a little brown sugar on each side of the banana pieces. Place on the cookie sheet and bake about 5 minutes. Flip bananas. Bake until really soft.
Dress it to impress and serve in a martini glass. The dessert is small and doesn’t demand a lot of effort to get a bite. I actually learned this presentation from my Mom who prepares the most amazing tables. Top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to cut the richness.
Easy as pie. (Actually pie can be a challenge if you make the crust. Haha)