Note – this recipe serves 24. Easily it can be halved.
6 bananas
3 loaves plain baguettes
1 quart heavy cream
1/2 gallon whole milk
15 eggs
2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans
2 TBSP vanilla

Cut bread into 1 inch squares and mix all ingredients together except for the bananas. Let soak for 15 minutes. Butter 2 deep glass baking pans (or 24 ramekins) with bread pudding mix and another layer of bananas. Top with more bread pudding until the pan is 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Top with sliced bananas and rum sauce.

Rum sauce:
1/2 lb butter
1 lb brown sugar
4 oz spiced rum
1 cup heavy cream

Melt butter and sugar until sugar dissolves, carefully adding rum til mixed. Remove from heat and add cream.

Since it’s a Southwestern Tex-Mex theme for this tailgate, I’m going with a theme drink that’s got tequila. Hope you enjoy!

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