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Tropical fruits with Vanilla pastry cream, Whipped cream, Dulce de leche/caramel sauce, pecans and graham cracker crumbs when all the good things are put together in a jar then it should be called as Luscious dessert right :)  Do you agree with me??? Each and every layer is my favorite one and they are tasty on its own.  When they are combined together and served as a dessert... sorry I cannot say no for this kind of dessert :)  We enjoyed this royal treat by licking the jar..Enjoy :)

Here is another dessert idea using Vanilla Pastry cream



The below measurement yields 3 to 4 dessert jars (medium size)

Ingredients you need for assembling :

1. Graham cracker crumb
2. Vanilla pastry cream
3. Whipped cream
4. Dulce de leche or any good caramel sauce
5. Pecans - few chopped
6. Mango - 1 chopped
7. Banana - 1 sliced



Graham cracker - 3 crackers
Sugar - 3/4 tbsp
Butter - 2 tbsp melted


1. Roughly powder the graham cracker.
2. Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl.
3. Saute the mixture in a dry pan until they are slightly hot, crispy and golden brown in color.
4. If you do not want to sauté, you can also bake the mixture in 350f oven for just 10 minutes until they are crispy and slightly golden brown in color.
5. When they are done keep it aside and let them cool.

Vanilla pastry filling (Vanilla custard):

Egg yolk - 4
Flour - 2 tbsp
Vanilla paste or bean (1 scrapped) - 1/2 tbsp
Sugar - 1/3 cup
Whole Milk - 1 cup


1. In a bowl whisk yolks and sugar. Add the vanilla and flour. Whisk again.
2. Simmer the whole milk, it should be hot to touch Now add half of the milk to egg mixture, whisk until they are blended
3. Stir the egg milk mixture back to the boiling milk and stir them until it thickens.
4. Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate them.

Whipped cream


Cream - 3/4 cup
Powdered sugar(Icing sugar) - 1 tbsp
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp


1. Whip all the above ingredients and keep them refrigerated until they are ready to use.

Assembling the dessert:
1.  Bottom the jars with the graham cracker crumbs evenly.
2. Next layer with Vanilla pastry cream (each 1 to 1 1/4 tbsp cream).
3. Follow the cream with whipped cream; you can pipe the whipped cream in the jar.
4. Arrange the sliced banana followed by few chopped pecans. Drizzle some caramel or Dulce de leche.
5. Its again time for vanilla pastry cream, chopped mango, Whipped cream.
6. Top it of with the Dulce de leche drizzle, chopped pecans and slice of banana.  Garnish with the fresh mint leaf. 


1. If your Dulce de leche is very thick, in a small bowl take a tbsp of Dulce de leche; add 1/4 tsp of water and microwave for just 15 seconds to loosen them for drizzling consistency.

2. You can make this dessert as an eggless version also,  Substitute vanilla pastry cream with the plain custard made using custard pudding powder.
3. Instead of graham cracker you can use any cookie or digestive biscuits.

Anonymous –   – (June 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM)  

I don't have a sweet tooth at all but this is looking so gorgeous! Specially the second photo. Absolutely stunning.

Shanavi  – (June 12, 2012 at 1:03 PM)  

O my. deeply in love with this dessert..each layer is yum..fab pics...

SpicyTasty  – (June 12, 2012 at 1:23 PM)  

Lovely!!! just wanna have spoon full...

lubnakarim06  – (June 12, 2012 at 2:04 PM)  

Lovely recipe....looks yummylicious....

Avika J Chawla  – (June 12, 2012 at 7:13 PM)  

Colorful and so divine to indulge in ..beautiful presentation and clicks.

Chitra  – (June 12, 2012 at 7:46 PM)  

that's one yummy desert,,noone can say no to this one...

Bergamot  – (June 12, 2012 at 9:00 PM)  

looks delicious, and soooo creamy.

AparnaRajeshkumar  – (June 12, 2012 at 9:47 PM)  

look yummy OMG i am very particular in calorie in take......

Nithya  – (June 13, 2012 at 12:00 AM)  

Lovely dessert. My dessert loving husband would enjoy this for sure :)

Dulce De leche has been a mantra in the blog world for some time I am so tempted to try it out :) Will make it at home soon and give this dessert a try too :)

chef and her kitchen  – (June 13, 2012 at 12:57 AM)  

As u said each n every layer in this dessert is very tasty and appetizing..looks yummmm

Priya Suresh  – (June 13, 2012 at 1:43 AM)  

Super tempting and irresistible dessert,am in love with it.

Gayathri NG  – (June 13, 2012 at 5:24 AM)  

simply irresistible dessert, perfect for this summer...

Subhie Arun  – (June 13, 2012 at 6:20 AM)  

lovely n yummy dessert/..lov d presentation!

Prathima Rao  – (June 13, 2012 at 9:16 AM)  

Simply stunning Pavi!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

My Kitchen Antics  – (June 13, 2012 at 1:40 PM)  

i used 2 love ddl at one point of tho not so much. I can imagine how gorgeous this dessert must ahve tasted with all that tropical fruit. YUMM

Princy Vinoth  – (July 5, 2013 at 12:47 AM)  

This is so tempting!want to grab it and down it :)

pratha  – (July 5, 2013 at 12:56 AM)  

Is there a subsitute for eggs in desserts?

pratha  – (July 5, 2013 at 12:57 AM)  

Is there a subsitute for eggs in desserts?

HEILALA VANILLA  – (June 3, 2020 at 1:40 PM)  

Wonderful article, which you have share here about the Vanilla pastry cream. Your article is very interesting and I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you so much. vanilla bean powder

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