Heavenly! These luscious, richly fragrant vanilla pudding custard parfaits are made with real vanilla bean, a hint of brandy, fresh seasonal fruits, lemony herbs from the garden, prepared mini shortcakes and fresh whipped cream--they're extraordinary! And, so simple to make (uses a box of vanilla pudding mix, not instant). If you are a vanilla lover as I am, then this is most definitely for you! Better make extra, as you'll be longing for more! :) These parfaits are best eaten while the pudding custard is still warm, but they're good the next day, too. Tip: I make the fruit salad in the morning or a day ahead, and make the vanilla pudding custard right before serving. Enjoy!!