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Bourbon Bananas Foster Pudding

Traditional Banana Pudding with Caramelized Bananas and a little bit of Bourbon. An instant classic!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours


For the Bananas Foster

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon

For the Pudding

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For the Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar

For Assembly

  • 1 box vanilla wafers
  • 6 small mason jars


  • Heat the brown sugar and butter in a large skillet over medium heat until butter is melted. Continue to cook until bubbly, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes. Add bananas and cook for a few minutes more. Remove from heat and add bourbon. Stir to combine.
  • Whisk the pudding ingredients together in a saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until mixture has thickened and starts to bubble, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let cool.
  • While the pudding is cooling, make the whipped cream. Whisk cream in a stand mixer on medium speed until it starts to thicken. Add powdered sugar and continue to whisk until it forms stiff peaks.
  • To serve, layer vanilla wafers, bananas, pudding, and then cream in each of the mason jars. Finish with whipped cream (if desired, you can pipe it on top using a star tip as seen in the picture). Chill for refrigerator for at least an hour to let the pudding fully set and the flavors combine. Garnish with a vanilla wafer.


You can also make this recipe in a casserole dish. Layer ingredient just as in the mason jars. Top with a layer of vanilla wafers.