Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bananas and Brie

This holiday season our go to appetizer was a little something I whipped up with leftovers one day for Vince. It's a sweet and savory combination with just a little bit of crunch that will have your guests coming back for more. All you need is French bread, brie cheese, ripe bananas, brown sugar, butter, and a splash of brandy! It's a little like bananas foster, but with a creamy cheesy twist.
2 ripe bananas, sliced into ovals
1/4 dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
2 tbsp Brandy
1 loaf of French bread, sliced into rounds
1 wedge of brie cheese
Slice the French bread into 1/4 inch round and toast in a 250 oven for 10 - 15 mins. In a sautee pan combine the butter, sugar and cinnamon over low heat. As the mixture begins to thicken, add the sliced bananas. Add the brandy and allow the mixture to coat the bananas and soften them. After about 10 minutes turn of the heat and assemble the appetizers. First, place a slice of cheese over the French bread, then add the brandied bananas. Best served warm.

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