April 28, 2016

Strawberry Pudding

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Strawberry Pudding ~ A simple glazed strawberry mixture is layered with creamy pudding, whipped cream, and vanilla wafer cookies ... just like classic banana pudding, but with strawberries instead.  It's banana pudding's {totally scrumptious} strawberry cousin!

Strawberry Pudding ~ Simple glazed strawberries layered with creamy pudding, whipped cream, and vanilla wafers ... just like classic banana pudding, but with strawberries instead. Banana pudding's strawberry cousin!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


It's strawberry season!!!!  And I couldn't be happier!!  Yes, simple things in life make me happy ... and in-season, fresh-picked strawberries are indeed one of those simple things that make me very  happy.  I am blessed to live literally less than a 5 minute drive away from three {three!} local strawberry farms.  And have I already been to pick up a pint or two of fresh-picked berries this season? ... Well, yes, yes I have.

A few of those beautiful berries may have just found their way into this totally scrumptious, totally drool-worthy Strawberry Pudding.

See, because I've teamed up with a few other bloggers this month for a strawberry recipe challenge ... and Strawberry Pudding seemed like a lovely choice for my contribution to the strawberry deliciousness!

Check out all the other lovely strawberry recipes below from bloggers who took part in our Strawberry Challenge.


Now, when it comes to this Strawberry Pudding, think Banana Pudding ... but with strawberries instead.  How yummy is that??

Strawberry Pudding ~ Simple glazed strawberries layered with creamy pudding, whipped cream, and vanilla wafers ... just like classic banana pudding, but with strawberries instead. Banana pudding's strawberry cousin!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Yep, with this Strawberry Pudding, a simple glazed strawberry mixture is layered with creamy pudding, whipped cream, and vanilla wafer cookies ... just like in classic banana pudding.  It's banana pudding's strawberry cousin!  And, I must say, a very scrumptious cousin it is.  Mmmm hmmmm, those bananas are going to have to step aside.

Strawberry Pudding ~ Simple glazed strawberries layered with creamy pudding, whipped cream, and vanilla wafers ... just like classic banana pudding, but with strawberries instead. Banana pudding's strawberry cousin!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

And sure, you could whip up this gorgeous Strawberry Pudding in a regular ol' 9x13" dish.  And it would taste just as delicious as it does in a fancy-schmancy glass bowl.  But it's just so darn pretty in a fancy-schmancy glass bowl, don't you think?  So, I highly recommend the glass bowl or trifle bowl.

Because we can all use a little more prettiness in our lives.  Especially prettiness that tastes as yummy as Strawberry Pudding.

Strawberry Pudding ~ Simple glazed strawberries layered with creamy pudding, whipped cream, and vanilla wafers ... just like classic banana pudding, but with strawberries instead. Banana pudding's strawberry cousin!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Now, when scooped out for serving, Strawberry Pudding doesn't stay quite as pretty as when it's all layered up ... but once you take one bite of it's strawberry deliciousness, you won't give one whoot what it looks like.  Trust me.

So this strawberry season, pass those bananas by ... and whip up banana pudding's strawberry cousin, instead.  Sorry bananas ... we still love you ... but you're just going to have to share the pudding spotlight.

Strawberry Pudding ~ Simple glazed strawberries layered with creamy pudding, whipped cream, and vanilla wafers ... just like classic banana pudding, but with strawberries instead. Banana pudding's strawberry cousin!   www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
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Strawberry Pudding
Source:  Adapted from The Covered Dish, recipes from Good Hope United Methodist Church, Lexington, NC
Ingredients
  • 4 c. sliced fresh strawberries (about 1 to 1 1/2 quarts
  • 1 (3 oz.) package strawberry Jell-o {sugar-free works just fine, too}
  • 2 (3.4 oz.) packages instant vanilla pudding {sugar-free works just fine}
  • 3 c. milk
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1 (11 oz.) box vanilla wafers
  • 1 (8 oz.) container non-dairy whipped topping, divided {or 3 c. homemade whipped cream}
Directions
  1. Place strawberries in a saucepan and sprinkle with dry Jell-o powder; stir gently to evenly coat berries. Heat over medium-low heat just until Jell-o is dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat together milk, sour cream, and dry instant pudding powder until well combined. Fold in half of the whipped topping.
  3. In a trifle or glass bowl, make layers in this order: vanilla wafers, half of the pudding mixture, and half of the strawberry mixture. Repeat layers once more. Top with remaining whipped topping. Crumble four or five vanilla wafers on top of whipped topping.
  4. Cover and chill overnight.
  5. At serving time, garnish with additional whole and/or sliced strawberries, if desired.
Enjoy!




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10 comments:

  1. This reminds me of a lovely trifle my mum used to make. I want to grab a large spoon and dive in. Looks delicious.

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  2. This looks absolutely delicious! I need a spoon right now!

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  3. What an elegant looking dessert, I would be so proud to serve this!!

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  4. This looks great! And so easy! My husband loves those Nilla wafers, so I know he'll love this!

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  5. This is such a great idea to use strawberries instead of bananas! We'd love this!!

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  6. Such a lovely dessert with all sorts of delicious layers! Looks amazing!

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  7. What a fabulous dessert for a summer time BBQ! Yummy!

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  8. What a genius idea! I love the idea of strawberry pudding!

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  9. Your Strawberry Pudding looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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