Recipe: Banana Brickle Pudding Brulee

July 2023


  • 3 cups of half-and-half
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup cornstarch
  • 8 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • Vanilla wafers
  • 6 bananas


Vanilla Wafers

  • 1 pint heavy cream, whipped and sweetened with a little sugar

To Make Cookies

Vanilla Wafers

  • 1 cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans


In 3-quart saucepan over low heat, heat half-and-half, sugar, salt and cornstarch, whisking constantly until it begins to thicken. Temper beaten eggs by whisking in separate bowl with some of the hot mixture. Add tempered egg mixture back into saucepan and continue cooking until thick. Remove from heat, add vanilla and softened butter. Let cool to room temperature. In large dish, layer vanilla wafers, sliced bananas and pudding. Repeat layers. Top with whipped cream and vanilla brickle cookies.

Prepare Cookies

Place one vanilla wafer in each cup of a mini-muffin pan. In a saucepan, bring butter, brown sugar and pecans to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Spoon over cookies and bake at 375º F for 10 minutes. Cool.