Plátanos en Tentación (Caramel-Glazed Sweet Plantains)


Plátanos en Tentación (Caramel-Glazed Sweet Plantains)

Servings 6 Servings


  • 4 tablespoons butter divided, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 ripe sweet plantains, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cinnamon stick, cut into 9 pieces
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spread 1 tablespoon of butter evenly on the inside of a shallow baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and granulated sugar.
  • Place the whole plantain pieces in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle 4 tablespoons of sugar mixture over the plantains. Pour the wine and maple syrup over the plantains, and gently stab each plantain with 3 small pieces of cinnamon stick. Sprinkle with the remaining 4 tablespoons of sugar, the cinnamon, and salt. Dot small pieces of the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter over the plantains.
  • Bake uncovered for 50 to 60 minutes or until the plantains are fork tender and golden brown.


The white wine can be replaced with brandy, Madeira wine, or rum. Enjoy!