Banana Fan Recipe

The banana fan is a composed and cooked dessert prepared with cherries and bananas served with whipped cream and fruit puree. I make this banana fan often as a dessert for kids. It is relatively healthier and quite refreshing. Served chilled the banana fan is a lovely dessert.


Health IndexJust EnjoyCuisine
Main Ingredient


 Ripe bananas4
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Maraschino cherries1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Amber rum1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), warmed and flamed
 Whipped cream1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Vanilla extract1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2196 Calories from Fat 732

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 81 g125.3%

Saturated Fat 53.6 g268.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 331.4 mg

Sodium 78.2 mg3.3%

Total Carbohydrates 284 g94.6%

Dietary Fiber 17.1 g68.5%

Sugars 228.2 g

Protein 6 g11.1%

Vitamin A 7.4% Vitamin C 69.6%

Calcium 23.6% Iron 11.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Peel bananas and halve them lengthwise.
Arrange halves flat side down in the shape of an open fan on a round silver or glass dish.
Boil water and sugar together at a rolling boil 4 minutes.
Add cherries, reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes.
Remove some of the cherries with a perforated spoon and arrange in a design on upper portion of fan.
Put the remaining fruit with syrup into an electric blender along with flamed rum; process until pureed.
Or force mixture through a food mill.
Spoon over upper part of fan.
Blend whipped cream and vanilla extract.
Using a pastry bag and decorating tube, make a thick border around upper portion of fan to simulate lace.
Serve well chilled.