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Butterscotch Pudding & Caramelized Bananas

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Get my rich Butterscotch Pudding recipe that is so easy to make and lovely for picnics, BBQs or to enjoy anytime you like!
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Hi Bold Bakers!

I’m so excited to be collaborating with Beth from Entertaining With Beth to bring you the perfect late summer’s picnic pair. Beth has a gorgeous Tortellini Salad and I want to show you how to make a lovely homemade pudding with caramelized bananas. Make sure to watch Beth’s video, and enjoy bringing these two classics to your next picnic or special event.

 

 

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Butterscotch Pudding & Caramelized Bananas

4.12 from 9 votes
Get my rich Butterscotch Pudding recipe that is so easy to make and lovely for picnics, BBQs or to enjoy anytime you like!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Get my rich Butterscotch Pudding recipe that is so easy to make and lovely for picnics, BBQs or to enjoy anytime you like!
Author: Gemma Stafford

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons (2oz/60g) butter
  • 2/3 cup (180g) packed dark brown
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 ½ cups (600ml/20floz) half and half (or use half milk/ half cream)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Bananas Foster/Caramelized Bananas
  • 6 tablespoons (3oz/85g) butter
  • 1/2 cup (3.5oz) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 pinches ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch fine salt
  • 3 ripe but firm bananas , peeled and sliced

Instructions

  • Melt the butter and dark brown sugar in a medium-sized saucepan. When the sugar has dissolved simmer for 3 minutes over steady heat. This is an important step because you are creating your butterscotch flavor here.
  • Now pour in the half and half to stop the butterscotch from cooking further. Whisk constantly as the sugar will seize and form one big blob. Don’t worry, keep whisking and the sugar will dissolve, trust me :).
  • Next whisk your eggs and cornstarch together. Then add in a cup of the hot butterscotch mix over the the eggs. This method is called introduction- it is introducing one mix which is hot into a cold mix. You need to do this otherwise with could end up with lumps of cornstarch.
  • Once mixed, add it straight back into the pot of butterscotch mix.
  • Turn the heat up to simmer and continue to whisk the butterscotch pudding. You will see it thicken and become silky. Cook it for around 2-3 minutes. The mix does not cook really thick, but it does thicken when it goes cold so don’t worry about it not looking ‘stiff’
  • Remove from heat and stir in the rum (if using), vanilla and salt.
  • Pour into 4-6 serving glasses or custard cups and chill thoroughly, at least four hours, before serving. Lay cling film on the top of the pudding to prevent a skin forming.
  • Before serving make the Caramelized Bananas
  • Place the butter, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Simmer for 2-3 minute over controlled heat to create a lovely caramel.
  • Add the bananas,in a single layer. Cook until the bananas are coated with caramel, about 3 minutes. Turn them over gently and cook on the other side for 3 minutes.
  • Take off the heat and allow to cool. Top your butterscotch puddings with your caramelized bananas and enjoy.
  • Also you could have them over my no machine homemade ice cream 🙂

 

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ROSEMARYCASEY
2 years ago

Can you make a recipe for butterscotch pudding on q mug

2 years ago

I don’t have half and half in my country. What can I use instead!! Love your recipes btw!!????????????????????

Aimen
Aimen
2 years ago

Hi Gemma. Can I make these caramel bananas in the morning and serve in the evening? Will the caramel stay nice and saucy?

Smriti Jhamb
3 years ago

Hi
I want to try this recipe but it contains egg.
I watched your egg substitution chart but I am confused which ingredient should I use instead of egg.
Can you please tell me

SONU
SONU
4 years ago

Hi
I am sonu from India .First i thank you for answering almost all the question
my question is what is a difference between Butterscotch and caramel . i just know a little about it but have never tried .
You added egg is butterscotch is it necessary to add egg to make a butterscotch .
what are the thing used to make both and what is the difference between both
and how much period of time we can preserve it

Sorry for so many question

Much love
Dear sister for this awesome hard work and help you give

amy
amy
4 years ago

hello gemma. I soo wanna make them for my mom but I’m afraid I don’t have light brown sugar so can I substitute with white sugar or dark brown sugar. pls do help me
and the recipes are are so craving and amazing!!!!!!

Stacy
Stacy
4 years ago

Hi Gemma
I have tried a few of your recipies and loved them. I was wondering if you could put up a recipe for a vanilla pudding and chocolate one?
Thanks

Maria
Maria
5 years ago

Hi Gemma,
my daughter turned me onto your site. I love your website and YouTube videos! Do you think the caramelized bananas could be mixed into your no machine ice cream base without thinning it out?I’m thinking of trying this for Father’s day.
Thanks so much!

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