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Vanilla Bean Pudding with Aperol Jelly

Photo: Randy Mayor

6 servings

Wow your dinner party guests with grown-up parfaits that feature rich, silky pudding topped with a decadent boozy layer. Check out the video to see how to make them. For this version, make our Vanilla Bean Pudding.


  • Vanilla Bean Pudding (see note above)
  • 2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup Aperol
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Water to equal 1 1/3 cups

Nutrition Information

  • calories 304
  • fat 7.1 g
  • satfat 4.1 g
  • monofat 2.2 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 6 g
  • carbohydrate 47 g
  • fiber 0 g
  • cholesterol 86 mg
  • iron 0 mg
  • sodium 127 mg
  • calcium 143 mg

How to Make It

  1. Make pudding and chill until set.

  2. Sprinkle gelatin over water in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes.

  3. Combine Aperol, sugar, lemon juice, and enough water to equal 11/3 cups; bring to a simmer in a small saucepan, stirring just until sugar dissolves. Stir in gelatin mixture; heat over medium-low heat just until gelatin dissolves. Cool slightly; pour about 1/4 cup gelatin mixture over each serving of pudding. Chill until set.