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Cherry & Vanilla Layered Pudding

Something for the Eye and for the Belly


A show stopper dessert where cherry jello meets soft vanilla pudding. This might look like a hard to make dessert because of how it looks, but actually the trick to make this is super simple and requires no special skills whatsoever. But I promise it will have your guests or your family wondering how did you do it :) I would just say it´s magic! :)

As much as I love complex desserts, I also love simple desserts with clean flavours. This dessert is just about the cherry and the vanilla, but this combination is oh so YUM! 

You can make this dessert a day before and store it in the fridge for later, which is great when you have a dinner party and need to cook a lot on the day. That way you have one thing out of the way and can concentrate on the rest of the things to do.



Step by Step Video


Cherry & Vanilla Layered Pudding

Easy Homemade Dessert


  • 300g sweet cherries

  • 50g sugar

  • 400ml water

  • 10g agar agar

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 100g sugar

  • 50g flour

  • 600ml milk

  • 1 tsp vanilla paste or vanilla extract


  1. Cut the cherries into halves and de-stone them. Then add into a small pot.

  2. Add the sugar and half of the water to the cherries and boil over medium heat for about 10 minutes.

  3. Then add the rest of the water and the agar agar. Mix well.

  4. Boil for another 2 minutes while constantly mixing.

  5. Place 6 medium heat proof dessert glasses into a muffin tray (see video) and start spooning the cherry mix into them. Don´t worry if the mix looks very liquid like, it will set in the fridge.

  6. Chill the muffin tray with the dessert glasses in the fridge for at least an hour or until the cherry layer has set.

  7. For the vanilla layer, mix 3 egg yolks with 100g of sugar until combined.

  8. Then start adding the flour little by little mixing in between additions. If the mix gets too thick you can add some milk to it to make it easier to mix the rest of the flour in.

  9. Heat the milk over medium heat in a small pot until it is hot (don´t boil). Then pour the hot milk into the egg mix slowly while constantly mixing. Then add the vanilla paste and mix a little.

  10. Transfer the pudding mix back into the pot and heat over medium heat while constantly mixing until the pudding starts to thicken up.

  11. Remove from heat and fill up the dessert glasses with the hot vanilla pudding.

  12. Cool the desserts to room temperature and then store in the fridge for at least a couple of hours before serving. You can make this dessert a day ahead.

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