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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

Serving: 1parfait | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg

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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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