The high point of Easter Dinner: Dessert

April 8, 2012

Tags: true crime author, mysteries, Kathryn Casey, Easter dinner, Bananas foster, Brennan's

Hi, All!

We just finished Easter dinner, and it was so good, and I simply have to share another recipe with you. The high point was dessert. We made Bananas Foster ala Brennan's, the New Orleans/Houston restaurant that's synonymous with this amazing dessert. Oh, my gosh, so good. So whenever you're up for a great dessert, try this. I promise: You will love it!


¼ cup (½ stick) butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup banana liqueur
4 bananas, cut in half
lengthwise, then halved
¼ cup dark rum
4 scoops vanilla ice cream

Combine the butter, sugar, and cinnamon in a flambé pan or skillet. Place the pan over low heat either on an alcohol burner or on top of the stove, and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the banana liqueur, then place the bananas in the pan. When the banana sections soften and begin to brown, carefully add the rum. Continue to cook the sauce until the rum is hot, then tip the pan slightly to ignite the rum. When the flames subside, lift the bananas out of the pan and place four pieces over each portion of ice cream. Generously spoon warm sauce over the top of the ice cream and serve immediately.


  1. April 9, 2012 12:15 PM EDT birthday is next month. I'm going to make it for myself!
    - Marsha MacWillie
  2. July 3, 2012 1:12 AM EDT
    Just finished reading "Evil beside her". Nice job. But gave me flashbacks. I never lived with a rapist. But I have lived with abusive partners, and still am scared for my life. Also lived with a sexual deviant for a couple of years, had no way out, still haven't talked about it with a councilor. I can associate with Linda's feelings and apprehensions. Good luck to her.
    - Viola Bos
  3. July 27, 2012 11:27 AM EDT
    Thanks, Viola. So sorry you had to go through such pain. Very sad.
    - Kathryn Casey