Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Banana in suzette sauce

Today I am bringing to you a recipe that came straight from a  chef's mouth. Yes. This recipe is from a TV show called "Do it Sweet" which is hosted by Chef Vichy Ratnani. This dessert redefines the words elegant and decadent. This dish does not involve any fattening ingredients like cream or cheese and yet it manages to come out so tasty.
Traditionally the suzette sauce in crepe suzette is prepared by pouring grand mariner over the freshly cooked crepe and sugar and light it. This will make the alcohol in the liqueur evaporate leaving behind a fairly thick caramelized sauce (source-wiki). But since it is not possible to carry out this chaffing process at home, this is a simple yet tasty way to make the sauce.
I have made a few changes to the original recipe by replacing cinnamon powder with powdered nutmeg and by reducing the quantity of butter from 2/3 cup to 5tbsp. Do give this tasty and relatively fat free dessert a try and I am sure you will fall in love with this as much as I did :)

Banana in suzette sauce Recipe
Preparation time: 15min
Cooking time: 25min
Serves- 4

Bananas- 4-5
Freshly squeezed Orange juice- 1 cup
Butter- 3 tbsp
Sugar- 4-5tbsp
Nutmeg powder- 1/4tsp
Freshly ground cardamom powder- 1/2tsp
For garnishing:
Almonds- 8-10
Raisins- a handful
Brown sugar- 1tsp
Orange zest- 1tsp
Vanilla Ice cream to serve

  • Peel the bananas and set aside in a dish
  • Melt the sugar in a pan and saute till its color changes to brown and add orange juice, butter, Nutmeg and cardamon powder and bring to a boil.
  • Then simply pour it over the peeled bananas
  • Top it up with some Orange zest, slivered almonds, raisins, and sprinkle some brown sugar and bake at 170C for 15-20min and serve hot with vanilla ice cream
This recipe is my contribution to Aipi and Priya's Tuesday bookmarked recipe event which is a year old today. You are doing a fabulous job guys!! Keep up the good work :)


  1. Simple yet flavor packed recipe dear. neatly done

  2. I love this Suzette sauce a lot - simple and can made to suit a craving in a short few minutes! super like!

  3. wow that looks perfectly done!!!!

  4. The sauce looks yummilicious!!!! Love the combo :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. Hi,first time to your space.You have a very beautiful blog and love your recipes. Will be back often :)

  6. I am a fan of crêpe suzette, so you bet that I would be fan of banana suzette!

  7. Darn, why are those grab the food right from the screen computers, not invented yet. If they were, I would have grabbed that plate or who am I kidding, the whole baking dish. Love it, absolutely love it.

    On another note dear, We have changed rules a bit and please go through them. From now on, re-writing someone's recipe is not allowed and only a link needs to be posted in your post with all the modifications or tweaks you made to the recipe. Or if it is a recipe from book or magazine, please scan and post the recipe page, but don't write the real recipe. Please make appropriate changes to your post with respect to these rules.


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