Caramelized Bananas with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar
Author: Julia Turshen
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 2 mins
Total time: 17 mins
  • ¾ cup (180 g) sour cream
  • 4 Tbsp (50 g) packed dark brown sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream, 2 Tbsp of the brown sugar, a pinch of the salt, and the vanilla, mixing well. Set aside.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Place the bananas, cut-side down, in the hot pan and sprinkle with the remaining 2 Tbsp brown sugar and a pinch of salt. Cook the bananas without bothering them until the undersides are nicely caramelized, about 2 minutes.
  3. Carefully transfer the bananas, cut-side up, to a serving platter. Dollop the sour cream mixture on top of the bananas and drizzle with the caramelized sugar left in the pan. Serve immediately while the bananas are warm and the sour cream is cold and your guests are ready for something sweet.
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