Easy Mandarin Dessert really is that easy! If you like mandarins, vanilla pudding and trifle desserts, then this one is for you! This is one BIG DELICIOUS DESSERT! Here I've come up with a wonderful combination of flavors and textures, and when you take a bite of this dessert... well... it really is very dreamy!

Easy Mandarin Dessert really is that easy! If you like mandarins, vanilla pudding and trifle desserts, then this one is for you!

What's inside this mandarin dessert?

For the base, I have used ladyfingers, soaked in mandarin juice. Then, we have a wonderful creamy layer of homemade vanilla pudding, then a layer of mandarins, covered in one more layer of yummy vanilla pudding and then topped off with a generous spread of freshly whipped cream and decoration of mandarin slices and a sprinkle of coconut.

So, are you imagining eating this as I describe it to you?

Gosh, it is so delicious, you really must try this Easy Mandarin Dessert!

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What does this dessert taste like?

When you take a bite, you get a beautiful sponge-like layer from the ladyfingers, with a taste of the mandarin and combined with the creamy oh so creamy vanilla pudding and fresh cream topping, and then there's the texture and juiciness from the mandarins.

My oh my! You just have to try it yourself then you will know exactly why I chose to call this a dreamy dessert! It's a bit like a trifle, only this is even better. And as if you couldn't get better than trifle!

Easy Mandarin Dessert really is that easy! If you like mandarins, vanilla pudding and trifle desserts, then this one is for you!

This recipe makes for 6 servings. Of course, if you wanted to make for a crowd, simply increase all the ingredients.

You could make this for a birthday, potlucks, parties, holidays, or to have simply as a weeknight family dessert. Whatever you decide, I am very sure you will enjoy it.

The recipe is very easy to make, and even making your own homemade vanilla pudding is easy and quick. Once you have tried it homemade, I am sure you won't be buying any packet mixes ever again!

So please do enjoy our Easy Mandarin Dessert and be sure to let us know in the comments below if you made it for a party or a family dessert, and most importantly, if we got the thumbs up from your diners!

Oh, and if you love this, then do try our Dreamy Pineapple and Coconut Dessert version. That's also really delicious!

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Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

5 Minutes

Serves

6 slices

Ingredients

6 Lady fingers (savoiardi)
1/4 cup Mandarin Juice (from the can)
1 Cup or a small can of sliced mandarins

For the Vanilla Pudding

1/3 Cup Sugar
3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
Pinch of salt
2 Cups Milk
2 Egg Yolks
2 tsps Vanilla Extract

For the Topping

1 Cup Whipping Cream
1 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar
4 Tablespoons Shredded Coconut (optional for decoration)

You Will Need

a suitable dish, mine measured 9 inches x 6 inches and 3 inches deep

Instructions

1. Make the Vanilla pudding from scratch as follows:

In a saucepan, add the sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk.

Stir so there are no lumps and bring to a gentle boil, stirring all the time.

As soon as it boils, remove from heat.

2. In a bowl, add the egg yolks and lightly beat.

Then slowly pour in half of the milk mixture, stirring as you pour.

Return the bowl mixture to the saucepan and bring to a gentle boil, stirring all the time until it starts to boil.

At this point, have a little taste to see if you have the amount of sweetness to your liking.

If you need more, simply add a tablespoon of sugar at a time and taste as you go along.

Remove from heat, add the vanilla extract, stir then transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap to cool.

Easy Mandarin Dessert , making vanilla pudding ingredient from scratch

3. Add the mandarin juice to a shallow bowl and dip each lady's finger in the juice on both sides then arrange in the dish.

Easy Mandarin Dessert , arranging lady fingers in dish

4. Spread half of the vanilla pudding over the lady's fingers then arrange the mandarin slices on top.

Be sure to reserve some nice slices for decoration!

Easy Mandarin Dessert arranging layers of vanilla pudding and mandarins

Spread the remaining vanilla pudding over the mandarins. 

Cover the surface of the pudding with plastic wrap and allow to chill completely for at least 4 hours. Overnight is even better.

Cover the surface of the pudding with plastic wrap

5. Whip the cream and powdered sugar to stiff peaks then spread over the pudding mixture.

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6. Decorate the top with some of the reserved mandarin slices and sprinkle some shredded coconut on the top and refrigerate for 4 hours then serve.

And there you have our Easy Mandarin Dessert. Please enjoy!

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our post. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

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Recipe Card

Easy Mandarin Dessert really is that easy! If you like mandarins, vanilla pudding and trifle desserts, then this one is for you!

Easy Mandarin Dessert

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Easy Mandarin Dessert really is that easy! If you like mandarins, vanilla pudding and trifle desserts, then this one is for you!

Ingredients

  • 6 Lady fingers, savoiardi
  • 1/4 cup Mandarin Juice, from the can
  • 1 Cup or a small can of sliced mandarins

For the Vanilla Pudding:

  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Topping:

  • 1 Cup Whipping Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Shredded Coconut, optional for decoration

Instructions

  1. Make the Vanilla pudding as follows: In a saucepan, add the sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk. Stir so there are no lumps and bring to a gentle boil, stirring all the time. As soon as it boils, remove from heat.
  2. In a bowl, add the egg yolks and lightly beat. Then slowly pour in half of the milk mixture, stirring as you pour. Return the bowl mixture to the saucepan and bring to a gentle boil, stirring all the time until it starts to boil. At this point, have a little taste to see if you have the amount of sweetness to your liking. If you need more, simply add a tablespoon of sugar at a time and taste as you go along. Remove from heat, add the vanilla extract, stir then transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap to cool.
  3. Add the mandarin juice to a shallow bowl and dip each lady's finger in the juice on both sides then arrange in the dish.
  4. Spread half of the vanilla pudding over the lady's fingers then arrange the mandarin slices on top. Be sure to reserve some nice slices for decoration! Spread the remaining vanilla pudding over the mandarins. Cover the surface of the pudding with plastic wrap and allow to chill completely for at least 4 hours. Overnight is even better.
  5. Whip the cream and powdered sugar to stiff peaks then spread over the pudding mixture.
  6. Decorate the top with some of the reserved mandarin slices and sprinkle some shredded coconut on the top and refrigerate for 4 hours then serve. And there you have our Easy Mandarin Dessert. Please enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 6g

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