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Make a Ginger Vanilla Cherry Parfait with this easy recipe. Ginger brings out the flavor of Vanilla and makes this dessert!

Vanilla Pudding Cherry Parfait

Make a Ginger Vanilla Cherry Parfait with this easy recipe. Ginger brings out the flavor of Vanilla and makes this dessert!

Make a Ginger Vanilla Cherry Parfait with this easy recipe. Ginger brings out the flavor of Vanilla and makes this dessert!

VANILLA PUDDING CHERRY PARFAIT

Just when I thought that vanilla pudding  could not be more…well vanilla, I stumbled upon something that changed my mind. Last week I was following a store recipe on making a crumb topping for grilled fruit using Ginger Snaps.  It was awesome, but the recipe made way too much for the amount of fruit I grilled.  I was going to do a blog post about the grilled fruit but the fruit turned to mush on the grill so it was a total bust. Anyway, the ginger snap crumbs were so good that I totally  ate them off the fruit and saved the rest for later. 

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I decided to make a vanilla pudding parfait and use the crumbs for a layer between the pudding and fruit. The ginger flavor completely enhances the taste of vanilla pudding. I would not believe it if I hadn’t tasted it for myself!  Check out how I made it…

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Vanilla Pudding Cherry Parfait

This is a fast and easy dessert that is fancy enough for company
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
chilling 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servins
Calories 369kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 3.4 ounce instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1-3/4 cup milk, 2%
  • 21 ounce Cherry Pie filling, canned
  • 25 Ginger Snaps
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Almond Extract, optional
  • Whipped Topping or Whipped cream, optional
  • Sliced almonds for garnish, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In medium bowl, whisk pudding mix and milk until mixture starts to thicken. Set aside, do not refrigerate yet
  • In a small bowl, crush the ginger snap cookies into crumbs, or use a food processor. Add the butter and sugar and mix thoroughly. Set aside, reserving 1/4 cup of crumbs for garnish
  • Pour the can of pie filling into a small bowl, add 1/8 teaspooon Almond Extract. Stir to blend, set aside.
  • Into 6 small parfait glasses, assemble the dessert. Put a scant tablepoon of ginger snap crumbs into the bottom of each glass. Spoon 2 tablespoons of vanilla pudding on top of crumbs. Add 2 tablespoons of cherry pie filling on top of pudding. Continue this process in all 6 glasses until the crumbs,pudding and pie filling have all been used.
  • Chill for 1 hour until pudding is set.
  • Garnish parfaits with reserved crumbs, whipped cream and almond slices (optional)

NOTES

Almond extract is a perfect compliment to cherries. Just a few drops bring out the intense flavor of the cherries. Any cookie crumbs can be used for the crumb layer, use your favorite flavor.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Pudding Cherry Parfait
Amount Per Serving (1 parfait)
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 271mg12%
Potassium 219mg6%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 397IU8%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you very much! I love that the Ginger gives it so much flavor! If you make it, let me know how you like it:) Have a great week!

  2. What a “glamorous” dessert. I love your presentation. I really love your recipe. It seems like something I could really make. Everyone will be so impressed! Win Win. Thank you.

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