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Cuban Platanos en Tentacion recipe

courtesy of the Cocina Cubana Club - by Nitza Villapol & Sonia Martinez

Platanos en Tentacion literally means "Temptation Style Plantains."


Sonia's Note: Choose plantains that are VERY ripe. By this I mean so ripe that most people would be tempted to throw them away! The blacker the skin (sometimes even with a whitish cast to it) the sweeter the plantain.

3 very ripe plantains
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp dry white wine
2 short cinnamon sticks
1/8 tsp powdered cinnamon
3 Tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 375oF. Butter (or spray) a glass Pyrex dish. Peel the plantains and place in the dish. Sprinkle half the sugar over them. Add the dry wine and stick little pieces of the cinnamon sticks into the plantains.


Sprinkle with the rest of the sugar and the powdered cinnamon. Cut the butter in little pieces and dot over the plantains. Bake for approximately one hour.

Sonia's Note: By the way, this is a side dish, not dessert. It is very good served along with a roast and fluffy white rice.


[Site Owner's Note: rum can be substituted for white wine]


Yields 6 servings.

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