Contestant Trace Barnett's dish Bananas Foster Bread Pudding the Star Challenge Be Our Guest!, as seen on Food Network Star, Season 13.
Recipe courtesy of Trace Barnett

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings


Bread Pudding:

Bananas Foster Sauce:


  1. For the bread pudding: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, cream, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, salt and Brie if using. Whisk vigorously to combine. Add the croissants; toss well to combine. Let sit for 6 or 7 minutes.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. For the bananas Foster sauce: Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the bananas and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the brown sugar, stirring until dissolved. Add the walnuts, rum, granulated sugar and cinnamon. Cook, stirring frequently, until thick and saucy, about 5 minutes.
  5. Serve the bread pudding hot, topped with some of the sauce.

Cook’s Note

If you have fresh croissants, toast them in a 375-degree oven for 3 to 5 minutes. Let cool before proceeding with the recipe.