Banana Cheesecake Pudding Parfait

Christine Ma
by Christine Ma
8 servings
30 min

When I used to be a research and development chef, part of my duties was to feed the company. It could be a challenge coming up with a different breakfast, lunch, and dessert every day for 40 employees but I loved it. One of everyone’s favorite dessert was a banana pudding parfait that was as easy to make as it was delicious. It’s been a while since I made the dessert so I decided to revisit this recipe but this time I was making it just for me! To give the classic pudding an update, I added cheesecake to the mix to transform it into a banana cheesecake pudding parfait. Layers of cheesecake pudding, fresh banana, and graham crackers come together to make one delicious treat!

the cream cheese filling

stack pudding with crackers and bananas

top with more cream

Banana Cheesecake Pudding Parfait
Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 2 ½ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • graham crackers
  • 5-6 bananas, sliced

Whisk together 2 ½ cups whole milk with ½ cup sugar, ¼ cup cornstarch, and ¼ tsp salt. Slowly bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently. Whisk the egg yolks and slowly pour in the milk mixture, whisking constantly. Make sure not to add the milk too fast or the eggs will scramble. Bring the mixture back to the stove and heat until thickened over medium-low heat, about 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the cream cheese and vanilla until cream cheese has melted. Transfer to a clean bowl and cover with plastic wrap, letting the plastic wrap directly touch the pudding. Let cool.
Make the banana parfaits. Spread ½ of the pudding in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Lay on the graham crackers followed by the sliced banana. Spread the remaining pudding followed by the graham crackers and bananas. Finish with whipped cream. Let chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Christine Ma
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