Bananas Foster Shortcake

A wonderful change to the traditional strawberry shortcake.

Bananas Foster Shortcake

Try this shortcut version of a dessert favorite, with biscuits standing in for the usual shortcake
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, Bananas Foster Shortcake, Easy Dessert, Foster sauce, quick dessert, Shortcake
Servings: 6



  • 1 ¾ cups All-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Baking powder
  • ½ tsp. Table salt
  • 4 tbsp. Cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • ½ cup Heavy cream
  • cup Plain yogurt
  • Heavy cream
  • Sanding or granulated sugar


  • 1 cup Brown sugar  
  • 1 Stick unsalted butter (8 Tbsp.)
  • 2 tbsp. Dark rum 
  • 2 tbsp. Banana liqueur (optional)   
  • ½ tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 3 cups 1-inch chunks banana (about 4 bananas)
  • 1 cup Diced fresh pineapple 
  • Vanilla ice cream 
  • Chopped toasted pecans


  • Preheat oven to 425°; line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • For the shortcakes, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and ½ tsp. salt in a bowl.
  • Cut 4 Tbsp. butter into flour mixture using a pastry blender until butter is the size of peas. Stir together ½ cup cream and yogurt in a second bowl, add to flour mixture, and blend with a fork just until dough comes together.
  • Pat out dough on a lightly floured surface into a circle about 1-inch thick. Using a 2½-inch round cutter, cut out as many shortcakes as possible and place on prepared baking sheet. Gently press scraps into a 1-inch-thick circle and cut remaining biscuits.
  • Brush shortcakes with cream and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.
  • For the toppings, simmer brown sugar, 1 stick butter, rum, liqueur, cinnamon, and pinch of salt in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Cook until thickened, about 8 minutes, whisking occasionally.
  • Add bananas and simmer until warmed though, about 1 minute. Off heat, stir in pineapple.
  • Halve shortcakes horizontally; coat cut sides with Foster sauce. Place bottoms on serving dishes, cut side up, then top with fruit mixture, ice cream, nuts, and remaining shortcake halves

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Written by Lisa Yarde

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