Banana Pudding Parfaits

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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

Pudding

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

To Build

4 large ripe bananas, sliced

½ cup granola

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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!
  4. Fold ½ of the whipped cream into the chilled pudding mixture. Set the other half of the cream aside.
  5. 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.

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