Banana Pudding Parfaits
How’s your dessert? It’s Parfait….it’s parfait.
This little rockstar of a recipe is super quick & easy to whip together, and a favourite in our house. Creamy, custardy, banana-y goodness – perfect any time of the year. Just get your pudding sorted & chilling in the fridge, whip that cream, and you’ll be ready to serve up in no time flat. So awesome.
Bonus! The pudding will keep beautifully in the fridge for a couple days. Just make, cool, cover with plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge until time to serve. Woah awesome.
Bananas Pudding Parfaits
Makes 6 – 8 servings, depending on glass size
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
6 egg yolks
3 ½ cups whole milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon spiced rum
Maple Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy (whipping) cream
2 teaspoons maple syrup
4 large ripe bananas, sliced
½ cup granola
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- In a 3-quart saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, and egg yolks, and give the lot a good whisk. In a slow and steady stream, and while constantly whisking, pour in the milk until the mixture is smooth and awesome.
- Heat the pudding over medium heat, stirring often, until the mixture comes to a simmer and thickens beautifully. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter, vanilla, and rum until combined. Transfer the pudding to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap (placing the wrap directly on the pudding to avoid a hard top-layer developing), then chill in the fridge for about 4 hours (or overnight).
- Pour the heavy cream into a large bowl. Using a whisk and rockstar arm strength (or an electric mixer), whisk away until the cream is thick as a cloud and beautiful (8 – 10 minutes). When the whipped cream has almost come together, whisk in the maple syrup. Glorious!
- Fold ½ of the whipped cream into the chilled pudding mixture. Set the other half of the cream aside.
- Build the parfaits in glasses with 2 tablespoons pudding mixture, 3 or 4 banana slices, granola, and a dollop of maple whipped cream. Then repeat. Add a final dollop of maple whipped cream to the top of each parfait, then sprinkle over a pinch of cinnamon. Done! So awesome.