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bourbon bananas foster bread pudding

Bourbon Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

  • Author: Jessica | Sweet + Savor
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes


A Bananas Foster Bread Pudding like no other. Maple bourbon crème anglaise, bourbon bananas foster caramel topping, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings. A bourbon lover’s dream!



Bread Pudding

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup (240g) whole milk
  • 1 cup (231g) heavy cream
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and finely mashed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1/2 cup (200g) brown sugar 
  • 1/2 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 cups cubed brioche

Maple Bourbon Crème Anglaise

  • 11/2 cups (346g) heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons maple sugar (or 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1/4 cup (85g) maple syrup)
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 4 egg yolks

Bananas Foster Topping 

  • 5 tablespoons (70g) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (72g) maple sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup (58g) heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup (30g) pecans
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • ½ cup bourbon

whipped cream (for topping, optional)
shaved chocolate (for topping, optional)


Bread Pudding

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter the sides and bottom of an 8×8 baking dish. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cinnamon, vanilla, finely mashed bananas, and bourbon and whisk until incorporated. 
  3. Add granulated and brown sugars and salt mixing until completely dissolved. 
  4. Add in cream and milk and mix well.
  5. Add the bread, and stir so that it absorbs the liquid. Pour into the prepared baking dish and let sit for 30 minutes.
  6. Bake uncovered for 60 minutes, or until custard is no longer runny.

Maple Bourbon Crème Anglaise

  1. Heat cream, sugar, vanilla bean, whiskey in a small saucepan until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
  2. In a medium heat-safe bowl, whisk egg yolks.
  3. Bring the cream mixture to a simmer over medium heat. In a slow stream, pour 1/3 of the cream mixture into the bowl with egg yolks, whisking constantly to combine and temper the eggs.
  4. Slowly stream the yolk mixture back into the pot with the remaining cream, whisking constantly to continue to temper the eggs and avoid scrambling.  
  5. Turn heat to medium-low and continue to cook an additional 6-8 minutes stirring constantly. The mixture will be ready when it’s thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. 

Bananas Foster Topping 

  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add brown sugar and salt.  
  2. Continue cooking until mixture begins to bubble, then carefully add the heavy cream. Cook over medium low heat until it begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Stir in vanilla, bourbon, bananas, and pecans. Turn bananas over a few times to cook evenly and continue to simmer until the sauce has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon. 
  4. Serve warm spooned over the bread pudding.