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“This recipe is a compilation of many we've tried over the years. We like extra sauce, hence the name. :-) Also, we don't care for an overpowering rum flavor, just a nice, smooth compliment to the brown sugar (not too much), butter & bananas. Personally, I like to use bananas that are just turning ripe, with no speckles. They're sweet, but very firm. Use the best vanilla ice cream you can find & lots of it. Yum, yum! I hope you enjoy this as much as we do.”
2 cups

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  1. Be sure hair is pulled/tied back, sleeves rolled up & any other flammable items are not near your stove when you begin this recipe. Flambe is fun, but we have to be very careful.
  2. I like to either recruit someone else to scoop the ice cream while I put the sauce together OR do it myself first & place in freezer until I'm ready to serve.
  3. Add butter & brown sugar to large saucepan & melt over medium heat. It should not separate. If it does, your burner is too hot.
  4. After the butter & brown sugar has melted & turned into a luscious, rich sauce, (5 minutes or so) add the bananas & cinnamon.
  5. Saute for about a minute or even less. I don't like my bananas to get mushy - not even a little bit - Remember, they will cook when you flambe the sauce. So, I basically add the bananas & stir to evenly distribute the sauce over them. Then, I move quickly to the next step.
  6. Turn off burner & pour rum over evenly the bananas & sauce.
  7. Grab a match or long, grill lighter (my personal favorite). Turn off kitchen light. (optional) Ha! We like to do the next step in the dark.
  8. Place lighter or match close to sauce & light. It may take a few tries, but usually not. Be careful & prepared for a beautiful light show.
  9. Gently move pan back & forth to continue distributing the rum & flame around the sauce.
  10. Pour sauce with 4 pieces of banana over several generous scoops of vanilla ice cream. We have to evenly distribute the sauce at our house. :-).
  11. Serve immediately & enjoy!

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