Simple enough for the kids to make, this yummy fresh-fruit parfait is always a welcome addition to our dinner table. Substitute fresh peaches or berries for a delicious change! If desired, garnish with a whole strawberry.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Prepare vanilla pudding according to package directions, except do not chill.

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  • In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stir together strawberries, jam, and sugar until jam is melted and the mixture is heated through, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • In each of 4 parfait glasses, layer 1/8 of the pudding and 1/8 of the strawberry sauce. Repeat layers. Chill 45 minutes, or until set, before serving.

Nutrition Facts

160 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 40.4g 13% DV; fat 0.4g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 343.7mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2008
I made these with cheesecake pudding instead of vanilla and they were SO GOOD! The other benefit of using cheesecake pudding (Jell-o) is that it takes less time to prepare than Jell-o's vanilla pudding; after sitting for five minutes it's ready to eat and it's just perfect with strawberries. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2008
This is just okay but in all fairness I don't think it was intended to be a 5-star dessert. I used just 1 T. of sugar and the strawberry sauce was still plenty sweet. I also thickened it with a bit of corntstarch and cold water. Still it's nothing more than doctored up instant pudding. Actually the sauce is great on its own and would be wonderful over ice cream or pound cake or to top a basic cheesecake. These parfaits are great in a pinch for a quick emergency use of fresh strawberries which was exactly what I was looking for. Four stars for the sauce three for the dessert. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
02/03/2008
This is just okay but in all fairness I don't think it was intended to be a 5-star dessert. I used just 1 T. of sugar and the strawberry sauce was still plenty sweet. I also thickened it with a bit of corntstarch and cold water. Still it's nothing more than doctored up instant pudding. Actually the sauce is great on its own and would be wonderful over ice cream or pound cake or to top a basic cheesecake. These parfaits are great in a pinch for a quick emergency use of fresh strawberries which was exactly what I was looking for. Four stars for the sauce three for the dessert. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2008
I made these with cheesecake pudding instead of vanilla and they were SO GOOD! The other benefit of using cheesecake pudding (Jell-o) is that it takes less time to prepare than Jell-o's vanilla pudding; after sitting for five minutes it's ready to eat and it's just perfect with strawberries. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/26/2006
Wasnt a terrible recipe the strawberry sauce was a bit runny though. I used both chocolate and vanilla pudding. The vanilla looked nicer but I liked the way the chocolate tasted with the strawberries better. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/22/2007
We didn't really like the strawberry/jam layer. It looked beautiful in my glass coffee mugs with pedestals though! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2007
Not bad! I didn't have any strawberry jelly and used a seedless raspberry jelly instead that gave it a nice good kick. I also topped it with a little bit of granola for an extra crunch. Very easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2010
This is really good. I didn t use the sugar because I find jam sweet anyway. I was glad I did or it would have been too sweet. But it was awesome. Would make again. If you don t like too sweet leave out the sugar. But try this recipe easy and yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2011
The flavors were great but I found the jam to leave the mixture still too runny even after chilling for an hour. I also thought it needed maybe some oats granola or maybe crushed vanilla wafers and a little whipped topping to give it more of a presentation for parties. Still a great tasting a dessert and definitely a go to for those hot summertime eves. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2005
This tasted great but it didn't layer very well and was a tad watery. Maybe it was something I did wrong. My daughter loved it though so I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2010
I added some oats to the mix for the sweet taste and for more nutrition for the kids. This was simple and was done rather quickly. The taste was excellent though this is not design to be a 5 star dessert in a restaurant. Read More
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