You remember what “parfait” means, right? Now add in homemade vanilla wafers and caramel-infused banana pudding and say it with feeling.

Follow pastry chef and cookbook author Tish Boyle through the seasons as she shares what’s in her larder during every month of the year. All year round, banana pudding is at its best. Can you see where we’re going with this? 

Not a dieter’s special, to say the least, but this is a pretty phenomenal treat. It’s a variation on a Southern banana pudding and, in my opinion, much better than the original. I’ve substituted a sensational caramel pudding for the classic vanilla and use homemade vanilla wafers instead of store-bought. The wafer cookies are a snap to make and can be made up to five days in advance (and the pudding up to two days ahead). The parfaits can be assembled up to six hours before serving.

Reprinted with permission from Flavorful