Banana & Strawberry Flambe

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | January 30th, 2009 | Recipes, Simple Solutions

With a French theme started for Monday night’s tapas dinner, we needed to create a dish to compliment the Chicken Cordon Bleu Meatballs.  The meatballs seemed like they could be a pinch on the heavy side, so I wanted to make something lighter, most likely with a fruit or vegetable basis.

To be honest, I couldn’t think of a light French vegetable dish off the top of my head.  And as I was in somewhat of a rush to plan this menu with other more pressing items on my schedule, I didn’t have time to do research.  However, what did come to mind was a fruit flambé.  This seemed like it would be a simple dish.  Purchase some fruit, choose a liqueur from our pantry, and voilà!

This dish was a hit, both in presentation and preparation.  With very little prep time needed, it can be made at a moment’s notice for any occasion.  It also has the added benefit of the “Ooh!” effect of flames atop the dish when it is served.

Banana & Strawberry Flambé


Cook Time
30 min

Cook Time
30 min

  1. 2 bananas
  2. 1 tsp. butter, unsalted
  3. 12 strawberries
  4. 2 Tb. brown sugar
  5. 2-3 Tb. almond liqueur
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter an 8×8 baking dish.
  2. Peel bananas, and place in dish.
  3. Spread a small amount of butter on each banana.
  4. Wash and hull strawberries, and place between and next to the bananas.
  5. Sprinkle brown sugar over strawberries and bananas.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bananas are tender, and remove from oven.
  7. Warm almond liqueur, and pour over fruit.
  8. Bring dish to dining area, and light immediately.
  9. Serve once flames are gone.
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