These tropical trifles are easy desserts to make. No time to bake? Use banana muffins from the bakery and purchased pudding.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

Coconut Pudding:
Banana Muffins:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 12 2-1/2-inch muffin cups; set aside.

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  • For topping, in bowl stir together 1/4 cup flour and 1/4 cup sugar. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans; set aside.

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  • In large bowl stir together remaining dry ingredients. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles crumbs.

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  • In a bowl whisk together bananas, egg, and milk. Add banana mixture to flour mixture. Stir until moistened.

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  • Spoon batter into cups until two-thirds full. Sprinkle topping. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in cups on rack 5 minutes. Remove; cool. Use in Banana Muffin Trifles. Makes 12 .

PREPARE COCONUT PUDDING:
  • In a medium saucepan combine sugar and corn starch. Stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more, whisking constantly. Remove from heat.

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WHISK AND POUR:
  • In a bowl whisk 1 cup milk mixture into 6 egg yolks. Add egg mixture to milk mixture in pan. Bring just to gentle boiling; reduce heat. Cook and stir 2 minutes more, whisking constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in toasted coconut and vanilla.

COVER PUDDING:
  • Pour pudding in bowl. Cover pudding surface with plastic wrap. Chill for about 1 hour or until cooled.

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ASSEMBLE TRIFLES:
  • Vertically slice each of the 8 Banana Muffins in three even pieces. Place 1 tablespoon pudding in each serving bowl. Arrange sliced muffins on pudding in each bowl.

ADD PUDDING:
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon pineapple bits, and 2 tablespoons pudding between each muffin slice. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 1 hour. Top with additional toasted coconut. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

434 calories; 19 g total fat; 11 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat; 202 mg cholesterol; 316 mg sodium. 297 mg potassium; 60 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 36 g sugar; 8 g protein; 632 IU vitamin a; 12 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 73 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 111 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

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