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Bananas Foster Rum Pudding


  • 3 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 bananas, split and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons Creme de Banane liqueur or 2 tablespoons banana extract
  • 1/2 cup light rum
  • 1 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rum

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  1. Combine flour, sugar and salt in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Beat egg yolks; combine egg yolks and milk, mixing well. Stir in dry ingredients; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth and thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet; add brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook over medium heat until mixture is bubbly.
  4. Add bananas; heat for 2 to 3 minutes, basting constantly with syrup. Stir in banana extract or liqueur.
  5. Put rum in a small saucepan and heat. Remove from heat, ignite with a long match, and pour over bananas. Baste bananas with sauce until flames die down.
  6. Beat whipping cream until foamy; gradually add confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form. Beat in rum.
  7. Layer one third of wafers in a 3-quart baking dish. Cover wafers with 1/3 of banana mixture. Pour 1/3 of custard over bananas. Repeat layers twice.
  8. Cover with whipped cream.

Serves 8.