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National Parfait Day: 30 Recipes to Help You Celebrate

Updated on August 18, 2014

Plus Beautiful Holiday Parfait Photos

National Parfait Day is November 25th.For me this simply delicious holiday is easy to celebrate. The creamy texture with the abundance of flavors all combined in one easy dessert is something I have a hard time resisting. So when it came to celebrating National Parfait Day, it was a must.

How does one celebrate such a holiday anyway? Thanksgiving is barely over and now the rush of Christmas begins. There just isn't time for it.

Have you ever been to a party? Of course you have. But, have you ever been to a parfait party? Since there is so much to do in preparing for the end of the year activities, I have thrown a decorating party and included great desserts like parfaits. We always have a good time decorating, but sharing new parfait recipes with others makes it an event that sure is sweet!

If you are looking for some new recipes for parfaits, you'll find more than 20 here. I've also included a section just for Christmas parfait recipes.

Image credit of Tiramisu Parfaits Recipe by Taste of Home

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A great gift idea for weddings, anniversaries, housewarming parties or hostess ideas. This set includes 12 glasses, 12 spoons and a recipe card to write down your favorite parfait dessert to pass on to loved ones and friends.

Libbey Just Desserts Mini Flare Glass with Miniature Stanless Steel Spoon 25-Piece
Libbey Just Desserts Mini Flare Glass with Miniature Stanless Steel Spoon 25-Piece

Made of glass and stainless steel.

Original box doubles as storage box.

Dishwasher safe.

The Cranberry Angel Parfaits Perfect Ending Dessert
The Cranberry Angel Parfaits Perfect Ending Dessert

Quick & Easy Parfaits You'll Love

Pudding Parfaits
Pudding Parfaits
Pudding Parfaits Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Pudding Parfaits Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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I like this recipe because I can make a variety of each by using different pie fillings. Try making this recipe with apple, strawberry, blueberry or cherry pie filling. You can also make this recipe by using frozen berries (thawed) and leave out the granola. Parfaits look beautiful and taste great without all the hard work.

You will need: small mixing bowl, electric mixer or whisk, 4 parfait or dessert glasses, spoon

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 4


  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 small package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 jar of pie filling
  • 1 cup of crushed granola without raisins
  • whipped cream


  1. 1. Prepare the pudding as directed on package. Chill for about 15 minutes.
  2. 2. Spoon pudding in 4 parfait glasses until they are 1/2 filled.
  3. 3. Spoon 3 tablespoons of pie filling and then add a layer of granola on top of that.
  4. 4. Spoon the remaining pudding into glasses. Top with whipped cream
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  6. Image of Pudding Parfaits Recipe by Taste of Home
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Pretty Raspberry Pudding Parfaits
Pretty Raspberry Pudding Parfaits

Christmas Parfait Recipes

Candy Cane Parfaits
Candy Cane Parfaits

10 Christmas Parfait Recipes - How much time do you have? Recipes from 10 to 50 minutes listed here.

Beautiful holiday desserts dressed in contrasting layers really make a hit when served in clear glasses or dishes.

Parfait Cups & Lids

For home or give as a gift, these make for a beautiful dessert. Individually gift boxed set with matching ice cream napkins and spoons available.

Grasslands Road Just Desserts Cupcake 18-Ounce Ice Cream Sundae Parfait Cups Four Styles, Set of 4
Grasslands Road Just Desserts Cupcake 18-Ounce Ice Cream Sundae Parfait Cups Four Styles, Set of 4

Ceramic with high gloss finish: (one of each color)

light yellow, robin's egg blue, light pink, light green.

Measures 6-1/2 by 4-1/2-Inch and are dishwasher safe.

Coconut Parfaits
Coconut Parfaits
Berry Pineapple Parfaits
Berry Pineapple Parfaits
Tiramisu Parfaits
Tiramisu Parfaits

Dessert Cookbooks

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Holiday Cooking Ideas

Don't forget National Eggnog Day is December 24th!

This week's challenge on my: Daily Favor Blog

Will you celebrate National Parfait Day? - Thanks for stopping by.

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      Vicki Green 4 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Wow, I found all of these great parfait recipes just in time to celebrate National Parfait Day. I love parfaits - so colorful and festive and tasty, too!

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      I'm going to have to celebrate, just a little late. All the delicious recipes and beautiful photos made me hungry.

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      Mary Stephenson 5 years ago from California

      I need to start putting them in fancy glasses instead of just a bowl. But it gets ate right away as a weekend afternoon snack.

    • Judith Nazarewicz profile image

      Judith Nazarewicz 5 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      These recipes look so good!

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      You always have the best recipes - the candy cane parfaits recipe sounds scrumptious!

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      SheSue LM 5 years ago

      Mmm that cranberry one makes me want to celebrate!