Salted Butterscotch Banana Bread Pudding

Naylet LaRochelle

By
@MiaMia05

A warm, cozy dessert for special occasions! I came up with this recipe for a family, Holiday get-together. I was looking to marry the tropical ingredients that abound here in South Florida with a dessert that brings to mind the festive, Holiday season. To take this bread pudding over the top, I caramelize the bananas then spoon them over the warm bread pudding. A salted butterscotch sauce gives it just the perfect sweet and salty flavor combination.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Oh my, this is good! Imagine the best of bread pudding combined with the best of Bananas Foster!

Ingredients

BREAD PUDDING:

7 c
chopped potato bread
2/3 c
chopped macadamia nuts
1/2 c
shredded coconut
1/2 c
butterscotch chips
4
eggs
1
(12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1
(14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbsp
light brown sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
salt
2 Tbsp
butter, cut into small pieces

SALTED BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE

1/2 c
butter
1/2 c
light brown sugar
1/4 c
light corn syrup
1/2 c
heavy cream
1/4 tsp
kosher salt

CARAMELIZED BANANAS:

3 Tbsp
butter, divided (as needed)
3 Tbsp
light brown sugar, divided (as needed)
4
bananas (not too ripe), peeled, sliced
1
vanilla ice cream, if desired

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To make bread pudding:
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 13x9 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. In a large bowl, toss together bread, nuts, coconut, and butter scotch chips. Spread on pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, evaporated milk, condensed milk, light brown sugar, vanilla extract, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt. Pour over bread mixture in baking dish, making sure bread is completely soaked in egg mixture. Cover; let sit 30 minutes. Dot with small pieces of butter. Bake, uncovered, 45-55 minutes or until top is crisp and golden brown.
2
To make butterscotch sauce:
In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in light brown sugar, and corn syrup. Bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring, until thick, syrupy and golden in color, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cream and kosher salt. Cover to keep warm.
3
To make caramelized bananas:
In a large, nonstick skillet, over medium high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons light brown sugar. Once butter-sugar mixture becomes bubbly, add bananas. Cook, flipping once, about 2-3 minutes per side, or until caramelized on both sides. Remove to a plate. (May need to work in batches to avoid overcrowding bananas. If so, add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon light brown sugar to skillet before adding second batch of bananas.)
4
To serve, top bread pudding with bananas and spoon butterscotch sauce over top. Serve immediately. If desired (to make this an even more decadent dessert), serve with vanilla ice cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American