Bananas Flambé


Makes 2 servings


2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 small firm ripe bananas, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
2 tablespoons frozen unsweetened apple juice concentrate
2 tablespoons brandy or cognac


  1. Melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Stir in cinnamon. Add bananas; cook until thoroughly heated, about 1 minute per side. Add apple juice concentrate; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Drizzle with brandy; remove from heat. Carefully ignite with lighted match; carefully shake skillet until flames are extinguished. Transfer bananas to individual dessert dishes, reserving liquid in skillet. Cook liquid over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly, about 1 minute. Pour over bananas; serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Calories 278
Calories from Fat 39 %
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Cholesterol 33 mg
Carbohydrate 35 g
Fiber 3 g
Protein 1 g
Sodium 130 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fruit 2-1/2
Fat 3

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