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Bananas Foster Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

This sweet treat is very appealing and versatile! It's an impressive ending to everyday meals as a dessert, or with waffles for brunch. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Bananas Foster Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 medium firm bananas, halved lengthwise and cut into thirds
  • 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • Optional: Waffles, pancakes or vanilla ice cream


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter. Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stir in cream. Add bananas and extract. Serve warm, with waffles, pancakes or vanilla ice cream if desired.

Bananas Foster Sauce Tips

Can I make bananas Foster sauce ahead of time?

Unlike a more traditional bananas Foster recipe, you can make this sauce ahead of time! Add the fresh bananas when you're ready to serve.

What can you substitute for rum extract in bananas Foster sauce?

If you don't have any rum extract on hand, you can substitute it for the real thing! For this bananas Foster recipe, we recommending using a 1/2 teaspoon of dark rum. Got extra rum extract on hand? Put it to good use with these recipes that use rum extract.

What can I put bananas Foster sauce on?

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 589 calories, 28g fat (17g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 85g carbohydrate (74g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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