Bananas Baked with Cream Cheese
(Bananes Celeste — Martinique)
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
6 ripe but firm medium bananas, peeled and cut lengthwise into halves
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons dark rum
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Heat butter in skillet over medium heat until melted. Cook bananas in butter,
a few at a time, until brown on both sides; gently remove. Place cream cheese, brown
sugar, whipping cream, rum and cinnamon in blender container. Cover and blend on
high speed, stopping blender occasionally to scrape sides, until smooth, about 1
Arrange half of the bananas in ungreased 8-inch square baking dish. Spread half
of cream cheese mixture over bananas; top with remaining bananas and cream cheese
Bake uncovered at 325 degrees F until corners are bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes.
Serve bubbling hot!
Yields 6 servings.
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