I made this dessert the other day and it came out delicious. I found peach and strawberry pie fillings at the grocery store, which is not common, and I got excited about making this custard pie. I used Dr. Oetker's vanilla pudding, that you can find at any ethnic food stores. This is the boiled type pudding, the one you cook over the stove, but you can also use instant pudding and pie filling. I use Dr. Oetker's, because it doesn't have any soybean lecithin or soybean oil, like the instant kind.
As for the apricot brandy, is quite optional. You can substitute for Metaxa brandy, or any other flavored brandy. I thought the apricot will go nice with the peach topping. Enjoy!
Makes 24 servings
3 oz Dr. Oetker's vanilla pudding
4 tbsp sugar
4 cups skim milk
17 cookies Lady Fingers
1/4 cup skim milk
1 tsp apricot brandy (optional)
21 oz peach pie filling
21 oz Strawberry Pie Filling or Topping
In a saucepan pour Dr. Oetker's vanilla pudding and add the 4 tbsp sugar. Stir. Mix with the 4 cups skim milk, and cook over high heat stirring constantly till it begins to thicken. When it starts to thicken, lower the heat to medium and continue cooking, for another minute or so. Remove from heat. It cooks in about 3 minutes total.
In a bowl pour the 1/4 cup skim milk and add the 1 tsp of apricot brandy. Stir to mix. Soak the lady fingers one at a time and layer in a 12x7 baking dish.
Pour the custard over the lady fingers and refrigerate till set.
When set, spread the peach pie filling, and strawberry pie filling, alternately to create stripes. Refrigerate and serve when ready to eat.
Serving Size 4.311 oz (122.2g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 6
Total Fat 0.7g
Saturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbohydrates 39.3g
Dietary Fiber 0.3g