Recipe: Cherry Vanilla Pudding with Lemon Wafers

Indulge in this deliciously guilt-free cherry dessert

Credit: Whole Foods

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Here’s an easy, make-ahead dessert that is perfect for a brunch, afternoon tea or an outdoor dinner party

Layer the recipe in a large glass bowl instead of individual dishes, if you like. For a more sophisticated, elegant flavour, use the optional Riesling wine.


  • 1 pound cherries, divided
  • 1 (12.3-ounce) package Mori-Nu Extra-Firm Silken Tofu
  • ¼ cup water (or Riesling wine)
  • 1 (4-ounce) package Mori-Nu Mates Vanilla Low-Fat Pudding Mix
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 30 to 40 lemon wafer cookies


  1. Set aside 6 to 8 cherries for garnish. Stem, pit and roughly chop remaining cherries.
  2. Put tofu and water or Riesling into a food processor and purée until smooth. Add pudding mix and zest and purée again until perfectly smooth, about 2 minutes; transfer to a bowl and fold in chopped cherries.
  3. Place one lemon wafer in the bottom of each of 6 to 8 small ramekins or bowls.
  4. Divide pudding mixture between bowls and then line the inside edge of each bowl with remaining lemon wafers; cover and chill 1 to 2 hours, garnish with reserved cherries and serve.

Serves 6 to 8.

Recipe courtesy of Whole Foods Market, Canada’s leading natural and organic retailer. B.C.’s Whole Foods Markets are committed to their communities, sourcing locally grown products whenever possible and raising money for local charities through a variety of in-store events and programs. Visit for the latest featured products, recipes and events in your area.