Sweet Plantains with Homemade Syrup

  • Author: Aida's Kitchen®
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 Servings 1x


Sweet Plantains with Homemade Syrup (Amarillos en Almibar) are normally yellow plantains that are fried in oil and then cooked in a spiced homemade syrup.  For a much healthier version, I will be frying the yellow plantains in margarine made with olive oil.  Serve them warm to accompany your main course or with ice cream for a delicious dessert.



  • 2 Yellow Plantains, peeled and cut into 1 to -inch diagonal slices
  • 2 tablespoons Margarine made with Olive Oil
  • 3 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 5 Cloves
  • ½ cup Water
  • ¼ cup White Cooking Wine, optional
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar


  1.   In a 10-inch skillet, add the margarine over medium heat.
  2.  Place plantain slices in skillet once the margarine has melted.  Fry until they have a golden-brown color on one side.
  3.  Turn plantain slices to other side to lightly brown.
  4.   Add the remaining ingredients to skillet and stir until well blended.
  5.   Reduce heat to low medium.  Cook until the sugar completely dissolves and the liquid reduces the syrup to the thickness you desire.
  6.  Remove plantain slices from skillet and place in a bowl.
  7.  Pour remaining syrup from skillet in a cup or small pitcher.  Drizzle over plantain slices and serve warm with your main course.


If you choose not to use the cooking wine, then increase the water to replace the quantity of wine.

The timing can vary depending on the ripeness of the plantains and the temperature of the skillet.

  • Category: Side Orders
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Puerto Rican

Keywords: Yellow Plantains, Ripe Plantains, Fried Plantains, Amarillos