a taste of style…BANANA pudding crème brûlée

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SIZE:  serves 6


While in grad school, my sweet heart of a landlord Mrs. Coleman, who was an excellent cook, taught me how to make banana pudding from scratch.  Years later a taste of that humble recipe still forces me to close my eyes and sensually mumble Mmm, Mmm, Mmm!  Upgraded just a bit, American and French Style meet in this decadent dessert.  This rum spiked, luxuriously creamy, southern pudding with crisp vanilla wafers, ripe bananas and a crème brûlée top has my friends and family going ape over it.




4 large egg yolks

11/4 cup  sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/8 teaspoon salt

3 cups whole milk

1 stick unsalted butter

2 tablespoons dark rum

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

EQUIPMENT: a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over gently boiling water, 6 (8-ounce) ramekins; a small blowtorch


4 ripe firm medium bananas sliced

1 12oz box of  Mini Nilla wafers

6 tablespoons granulated sugar




Preheat oven to to 350°F

In a medium bowl whisk together 11/4 cups sugar, cornstarch and salt.

Place the milk in the top of a double boiler over simmering water.  Add the butter and whisk in the sugar mixture.  Whisk constantly until the butter is melted.

Lightly beat egg yolks in a medium bowl.  Gradually whisk ¾ cup of the hot milk mixture into the egg yolks.  Gradually whisk the egg yolk mixture into the remaining hot milk mixture in the double boiler.  Whisk constantly until pudding is thick and smooth, about 15 minutes.  Remove from the heat and whisk in vanilla and rum.



Line the bottom of each ramekin with the nilla wafers. Top with sliced bananas. Cover with pudding.  Repeat layering once. (You will repeat layers if you use a bigger ramekin)

Bake for about 10 -15 minutes depending on how crunchy you like the wafers in your pudding.  Remove from the oven. If you like your pudding warm, let cool for about 15 minutes at room temperature otherwise chill for 30 minutes in refrigerator.

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar evenly over top of each pudding.  Using hand held blow torch move flame evenly back and forth just above top of pudding until sugar is caramelized. If you don’t have a torch, place the ramekins under the broiler until sugar melts.  Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

ACCESSORY: Splurge a little. Okay, let me correct myself , splurge a lot more. Drizzle Emeril’s warm chocolate over the pudding before serving.  After one chocolate covered bite, I was SPEECHLESS:)


DESIGNER’S NOTES: I squeeze pure lemon juice over my bananas to prevent them from browning.  If you’d like to serve more ounces of pudding per serving, use a soufflé dish.  When layering the pudding, be sure to make the last layer as even as possible to ensure a level top for caramelizing.

COFFEE PAIRING: Illy Dark Roast Coffee

TASTING NOTES: Gwen Stefani, Hollaback Girl


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4 responses to “a taste of style…BANANA pudding crème brûlée”

  1. Are those banana pudding shakes good? Always wondered! Good idea to make creme brulee flavors though! You’ve Frenchified a classic Southern dessert.

    • hautecookture says:

      OMG, from Chick-fil-A.?…Yes indeed they’re really good when you need a quick fix. Of course there’s nothing like the real thing:) Beware of me and my creme brulee torch. I’m always trying to carmelize something lol:)

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE the banana pudding & crème brûlée combined? Holy heck that looks delish. Dig’n the way you have incorporated fashion with this sexy recipe. And your iphone pics are the BOMB!

    • hautecookture says:

      Thank you sooo much. Girlfriend that brulee was orgasmic or shall I say “foodgasmic”:) Glad you’re feeling the fashion thingy. Coming from a style diva like yourself means more than you can imagine.

      I’ve owned this iphone4 for for 6 months but am still in awe of the the things the camera and I do together. Watch out world when I get that DSLR camera!

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