6 servings

Prep: 22 minutes; other: 2 hours

This chilled dessert is traditionally made with layers of rum-soaked cake, creamy pudding, whipped cream, and candied fruit or almonds. We created individual servings by layering the ingredients in a variety of glasses and stemware.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare chocolate and vanilla pudding mixes according to package directions, using 2 cups of milk in each. Stir orange rind into vanilla pudding. Stir almond extract into chocolate pudding.

Step 2

Combine rum and amaretto in a small bowl.

Step 3

Tear 1 ladyfinger half into pieces, and place in bottom of a 6-ounce wine glass; drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon rum mixture. Top with about 2 tablespoons vanilla pudding. Tear another ladyfinger half into pieces, and place over vanilla-pudding layer; drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon rum mixture, and top with about 2 tablespoons chocolate pudding. Repeat layers, ending with chocolate pudding. Repeat procedure with remaining ingredients and 5 wine glasses. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.

Step 4

Spoon 1 tablespoon whipped topping onto each parfait; sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon almonds.

Step 5

Note: You may substitute 1/2 teaspoon rum extract plus 2 tablespoons orange juice for the rum. You may substitute 1/4 teaspoon almond extract plus 2 tablespoons water for the amaretto, if desired.

Step 6

Zuppa Inglese (ZOO-puh ihn-GLAY-zay) literally translates as "English soup."

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