Rum and Bourbon Caramelized Bananas

With Pound Cake and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Serves 4


2-3 large bananas, sliced into ½ inch slices. Better if not too ripe.
1/3 C light brown sugar
4 T butter
1 T rum
2 T bourbon
½ T kosher salt
½ t cinnamon


  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter, then add the brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook for about 4 minutes on medium low until fully dissolved (meaning all you see is a nice, smooth syrup.) Add the rum and bourbon, stir, and let reduce for about 2 minutes. Add the sliced bananas and cook until reduced, for about 4 minutes.
  • Serve over ice cream and pound cake.

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