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Bananas Foster Butter Recipe

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One of my absolute favorite desserts is Bananas Foster. I could just take a bath in it I love it so much. That’s funny, because I’m only mildly interested in bananas by themselves, but I do love a fancy flaming dessert made with them.

It’s probably the flaming part that makes bananas foster not on my list to make at home on the regular. Thankfully while on my canning quest, I found and adapted this recipe for Bananas Foster Butter and let me tell you, it’s to die for.

bananas foster butter recipe

Put it over ice cream and you’ll make me your best friend. It goes without saying the my little monkey has certified this recipe as kid-friendly and Princess Cupcake approved. It was an instant classic for our house and I can’t wait to make more. Here’s the recipe so you can try it:

Bananas Foster Butter
(Serve over ice cream)

8 ripe, firm large bananas

1 cup sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/3 cup lemon juice

3 tablespoons dark rum

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon of nutmeg

Using a potato masher, smash bananas until smooth in heavy 5 quart pot.

Stir in sugar, brown sugar, lemon juice, rum, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Put on stovetop on medium heat and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to simmer, uncovered about 30 minutes or until thickened.

Stir frequently.

Ladle hot banana butter into warm sterilized jars leaving ¼ inch of headspace.

Wipe jar rims.

Put on lids with screw bands to fingertip tightness.

Process filled jars in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes (start the time when the water is fully boiling)

Remove jars from canner and cool on wire racks.

Makes 5 half-pints.

New to canning? Here’s a great tutorial on how to get your jars ready.


  1. Hello! I’ve stumbled onto your recipe and it looks and sounds delicious! Do you think it would work to use sugar substitutes like Splenda, and Splenda’s Blend of Brown Sugar, to create a calorie friendly butter? Thank you in advance.

    • I would definitely try it! If the consistency comes out weird, let me know and I’ll ask my chemical engineer dad how to adjust for the different composition. 🙂 Let me know how it goes!

      • Was wondering if Jane let you know if Splenda worked.


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