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Banana Cream Parfait

 Banana Cream Parfait
Ordinary ingredients like graham cracker crumbs and sliced bananas really dress up plain pudding. I like to serve these parfaits for casual dinners as well as for formal dining.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) instant banana pudding mix
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, sliced
  • Whipped cream
  • 4 maraschino cherries, optional

Directions

  • Prepare pudding according to package directions, using the 2 cups
  • cold milk.
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon graham cracker crumbs into each of four parfait
  • or dessert glasses. Top crumbs with 1/4 cup prepared pudding and
  • half of the banana slices. Repeat layers of crumbs, pudding and
  • banana slices.
  • Garnish each dessert with whipped cream and a cherry if desired.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 263 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 471 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.