Use vanilla pudding as the base for rich pies, creamy cakes, and perfect parfaits.

By Real Simple
Updated August 30, 2005
Anna Williams

Sure, you can buy pudding at the supermarket, but it's easy to make from scratch. In fact, that's the best way to begin the recipes here, all of which call for vanilla pudding. Real Simple's version of the classic dessert is quick, rich, and delicious. Want proof? It's in the pudding.