Almost French Pastry (Cracker Dessert)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a different kind of dessert. It's so simple, and very yummy. and few people will guess it incorporates soda crackers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line an ungreased 9x13 pan with the unsalted soda crackers.
  2. Mix together the pudding mixes with the 4 cups of milk. (You don't need to wait for the pudding to 'set' before you use it).
  3. Spread 1/3 of the pudding on top of the crackers.
  4. Then top with 1/3 Cool Whip topping.
  5. Top with a layer of the crackers, then repeat the layering of pudding, and cool whip.
  6. Repeat the layering once more. (You should have 3 layers of each).
  7. Refrigerate at least 24 hours before serving.
  8. Serve with pie filling spooned over each slice or use the fresh-fruit mix:
  9. Fresh Fruit Mix: Place water, fruit, and sugar/cornstarch mixture into a sauce pan.
  10. Heat til thickened.
  11. Cool completely, and serve with your Almost French Pastry.
Most Helpful

After being introduced to this easy dessert, I have since made it twice now and its soo easy! All time fav for family gatherings!!

sheavens March 03, 2013

Made this for youth group snack and it was a hit. I used strawberries for the fresh fruit topping.

Chef de Sucre February 18, 2013

I just had this dessert for the first time at a Quilters' Guild Pot Luck Luncheon. It was awesome! Everyone was searching for the lady who brought it! It is light and delicious without being overly sweet. Just the perfect ending for a great meal and so easy to prepare - I am making a pan to take to another pot luck on Saturday. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Jam Lady June 17, 2010