Salted Caramel Banana Pudding

Salted Caramel Banana Pudding
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white sugar
1 cup
1/2 cup
Kosher salt
1 tsp.
heavy cream
3 cup
whole milk
1 1/2 cup
large egg
large egg yolks
corn starch
3 tbsp.
5 tbsp.
vanilla extract
1 tbsp.
bananas, sliced
box gingersnap cookies

Whipped Cream

heavy whipping cream
1 cup
vanilla extract
1 tsp.
confectioners sugar
2 tbsp.




  1. In a small mixing bowl, BEAT together egg yolks with 1 whole egg.
  2. MIX together the milk and heavy cream in a liquid measuring cup.
  3. In a heavy pot, COMBINE sugar, water, and salt. COOK over medium-high heat, stirring once to combine. Gently SWIRL the pot as the sugar cooks, but do not stir. COOK about 10 minutes until the sugar begins to turn a light golden brown.
  4. Carefully POUR milk and cream mixture into the melted sugar, whisking continuously with a wire whisk. The caramel will bubble up quite a bit but will settle down.
  5. TEMPER the eggs. REMOVE a small amount of the hot caramel mixture and slowly POUR it into the beaten eggs, mixing continuously.
    TIP: Tempering the egg is a process that heats eggs slowly so that they do not cook too quickly and become lumpy when added to a hot liquid.
  6. MIX cornstarch into the tempered egg mixture.
  7. POUR tempered eggs back into the pot of caramel again, whisking continuously.
  8. COOK over medium heat until the caramel begins to thicken. This should only take about 2-3 minutes.
  9. REMOVE from heat and STIR in butter and vanilla.
  10. STRAIN pudding mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a metal mixing bowl or heat-proof bowl. PUSH the liquid through with a rubber spatula and DISCARD any lumps that might remain. This will leave you with the creamiest pudding.
  11. COVER pudding with plastic wrap and REFRIGERATE overnight. The plastic should be touching the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from developing.

Whipped Cream

  1. BEAT heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and confectioners sugar together in an electric mixer until soft peaks form. MAKE this just before serving your banana puddings.


Insider Tips

  • In small glass mason jars or glasses, alternate layers of pudding, sliced banana, and crushed gingersnap cookies.
  • Top with homemade whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.