Bananas Foster Crisp


Baking these crisps in shallow au gratin dishes means more of the banana browns and caramelizes. If you don't have au gratin minis, use a deep dish pie plate instead.

Bananas Foster Crisp
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • Butter, softened

  • 4 medium ripe but firm bananas, halved lengthwise, then cut in half crosswise

  • ½ cup crushed gingersnap cookies (2 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 5 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoon dark rum or apple cider or juice

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • Vanilla ice cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter four 10-oz. shallow ramekins and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Divide bananas among ramekins.

  2. In a small bowl combine crushed cookies, flour, 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Add 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter; stir together until crumbly.

  3. In a small saucepan melt remaining 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter over medium. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Carefully whisk in rum, vanilla, and an additional 1/4 tsp. salt; mixture will foam up. Return to boiling. Boil gently 1 minute more, stirring constantly. Spoon hot syrup over bananas. Sprinkle cookie mixture over each.

  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and browned. Let cool 15 minutes. Serve crisps warm with ice cream. Makes 4.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

489 Calories
23g Fat
66g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 429mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 10.5mg 53%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 576mg 12%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 45.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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