BAKED BANANAS - U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Baked Bananas - U.S. Virgin Islands
- 8 bananas
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup Virgin Island rum
- 2 tablespoons butter
Peel bananas. Cut in half lengthwise. Place bananas in baking dish. Combine brown sugar, orange juice, spices and rum in a saucepan. Heat and pour over bananas. Dot with butter. Bake at 450ºF for 10 to 15 minutes until tender. Baste with juice. Sprinkle a little more more rum on top before serving.
In the Virgin Islands they are used to accompany meat or poultry or eaten as a dessert. We prefer to eat them as a dessert with a scoop of coconut ice cream.