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Banana Split Eclair Parfait

Banana pudding and fresh fruit come together to make a delicious non-melting treat! Makes 6 - 8 parfaits, depending on size (I made 6 large/medium ones).



  • 1- 3.4 oz. box banana pudding
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream*
  • 6-8 whole graham crackers crumbled (gluten free are available)
  • 1 1/2 cup *strawberries diced
  • 1 1/2 cup *pineapple diced
  • few tablespoons sugar for cream and fruit
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup or more chocolate syrup
  • whipped cream for garnish
  • maraschino cherries for garnish
  • chopped nuts if desired, for garnish



  • Prepare pudding according to package directions. If cooked, allow to cool, with plastic wrap over the surface to prevent a film from forming on top of pudding.
  • With an electric mixer, combine heavy cream with one tablespoon sugar and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Whip until light and fluffy.
  • When pudding is cool, add whipped cream and beat with electric mixer, once again, until well mixed and a little fluffy.
  • Chop strawberries and pineapple and place in separate bowls. To each fruit, add a tablespoon of sugar and mix gently.
  • Transfer pudding mixture into a frosting piping bag or large zip-lock-type bag. Cut a hole out of the corner of the bag.
  • Prepare your work surface, with pudding/whip cream mixture, graham crackers and chopped fruit.

In each cup or bowl layer in this order:

  • Graham cracker crumbles,
  • Pudding/whip cream mixture (pipe it in, then flatten and smooth with back of a spoon),
  • Strawberries (spoon them in),
  • Graham cracker crumbles,
  • Pudding/whip cream mixture,
  • Pineapple,
  • Graham cracker crumbles (gently compress/flatten all layers down with the bottom of a glass),
  • Pudding/whip cream mixture.
  • Complete the layers with a healthy squirt of chocolate syrup.
  • Place in refrigerator and let chill for at least four hours (or overnight), so the graham crackers will soften.
  • When ready to serve, add a dollop of whipped cream and top with a cherry. (Top with nuts if desired). Serve immediately.


Instead of whipping cream, you can use a small tub (8 oz.) of Cool Whip topping.
Instead of fresh fruit, you can use preserves or sundae toppings.