Jan 192012

Let me just say I used to despise bread pudding and then I had some at Daves’s BBQ and I was a convert.  Of course now I am making bread pudding of all kinds and my newest adventure was with adding some bananas typically set for my banana cake or a tasty loaf of bread.   The bread I used was from a loaf of Challah that I got at Jungle Jim’s and wow it was perfect for this.  The recipes are altered versions of things that I have added to my must make pile over the years.  I never tested the recipes in the original form but I was very pleased with how my versions came out.  I served it warm to Mark & Susan when they came to pick us for a lovely evening at the home show and dinner at Rock Bottoms and they both put their stamp of approval on both the pudding and the topping.

If you have a great bread pudding recipe I would love to try it…please share!!!

Banana Bread Pudding w/ Caramel Creme Fraiche Topping
Recipe Type: Dessert
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 6 ounces half and half
  • 6 ounces water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 loaf french bread (I used Challah instead)
  • Caramel Creme Fraiche:
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
  1. In large bowl soak bread, half & half and water until soft
  2. Mix egg yolks , vanilla, butter and sugar in large bowl. Stir in bananas. Add to bread.
  3. Pour into greased baking dish and bake 1 hour at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
  4. In Meanwhile make Caramel Creme Fraiche:
  5. Beat together until soft peaks form.


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  6 Responses to “Banana Bread Pudding w/ Caramel Creme Fraiche Topping”

  1. I used to hate bread pudding, then Nelly convinced to try it. Do you know that my first bread pudding was a banana chocolate bread pudding? I am a lover of all bread puddings now:-) Great minds think alike!!! Your bread pudding sounds wonderful with the caramel creme fraiche:-) Hugs, Terra

    • Nelly can make some pretty convincing arguments…just love her! I haven’t tried chocolate with the banana bread pudding..sounds delish! So…you must have some great bread pudding recipes…hope they are on your site, I am coming to look for them…..

  2. Why is it that every time I come here I get uncontrollable cravings for deliciousness I’m so desperately trying to avoid?!

    I have family coming in this weekend and I’m making this! OR… better yet – how about I take you up on your offer to come cook for me??!! 😉

    • I would love to come cook for you…is it by any chance warmer at your place….-1 windchill here and ice/snow on the way so I better hurry! I am so glad you get cravings here….Pinterest is doing that to me lately!

  3. I love bread pudding and try all sorts of recipes and I am excited to try this one out!! My favorite to date was this one http://smittenkitchen.com/2007/10/pumpkin-bread-pudding/ Oh so delicious! As a side note creme fraiche is always a good option, but with caramel awesome choice.

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