clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Easy Fruit Parfaits with Homemade Custard

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews

  • Author: Nicole Nared-Washington from Brown Sugar Food Blog
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x


These Easy Fruit Parfaits is made with fresh assorted fruit, Homemade Custard, and ladyfingers. This is an easy dessert option that is simple and delicious.


  • 1 ½ c. whole milk or heavy cream
  • ½ c. sugar
  • ¼ c. flour
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 18 Ladyfinger cookies
  • 23 c. assorted fruit (strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, mango, and raspberries)


  1. In a small bowl, combine the egg yolks, sugar, flour, and salt. It will look like a thick paste but that’s okay.
  2. Warm the milk in a small on the stove just until it begins to steam. Very, very slowly, whisk in the warm milk into the egg yolk paste mixture to be sure the egg yolks don’t scramble. It will begin to look thin and frothy, but this too is okay.
  3. Turn the custard mixture back to the stove in the small saucepan on low to medium heat. Constantly stir the custard mixture as it begins to thicken. Once the custard begins to look pudding remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap allowing the wrap to be placed directly on top of the custard to avoid the skin from developing. Chill in the refrigerator.
  4. Using 8 oz. glasses, begin layering the parfaits with ladyfinger cookies, 2 heaping tablespoons of custard, 2 heaping tablespoons of fruit, and repeat layering. Chill parfaits until ready to serve.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Dessert