Apple Pie Parfaits

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by Amy on September 13, 2012 · 13 comments

Remember 2 weeks ago when I said I wasn’t ready to let go of summer yet? Well, I’m ready. I keep seeing a ton of soup recipes I want to try. But who wants to make soup when it’s 100 degrees outside? Unless it’s Gazpacho or Vichyssoise, of course. 

There’s also a lot…A LOT…of apple cinnamon bread, apple pie, and apple streusel bars being posted and pinned. I think everyone is ready for a season change.

My favorite Honey Crisps are no longer available where I live, but their runner up, the Pink Lady is. So I bought a bunch. And whipped these parfaits up.

They were SO good.

I’m willing Fall to begin with apples. And Cream. Who’s with me?

Apple Pie Parfaits
Serves 4
Prep time: 20 minutes

• 3 medium apples, peeled, cored, and diced small (I used Pink Ladies)
• 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
• 3 tablespoons brown sugar
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• pinch salt
• 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
• 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 full honey graham cracker, crumbled

In a medium non-stick pan, over medium-high heat, melt butter and saute apples for 4 minutes. Add in brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt; cook for 1-2 more minutes (longer if you want your apples really soft.) Transfer to a plate or bowl to cool.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer on high, whip cream, sugar, and vanilla until stiff peaks form, about 1 minute.

Evenly distribute the apple mixture and whipped cream, alternating layers, among 4 dessert cups. Sprinkle with graham cracker and a pinch more cinnamon, if you wish. They’re absolutely delish!

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Jen March 2, 2014 at 9:52 am

Maybe I’m not seeing it, but you have lemon juice listed as an ingredient, but it’s not used when making the dessert.


Amy @Very Culinary March 2, 2014 at 9:55 am

Doh! The lemon juice is to be squirted on the cut up apples, so they don’t brown before using. It’s not a necessity, though.


Stephanie September 28, 2012 at 6:28 am

These sound awesome! A really great alternative to apple pie, especially considering the fact that there’s no baking involved! Also…yay fall!


SanSanna September 15, 2012 at 1:05 am

I am fond of apples. I can cook them/ But this recipe is new for me.Thanks.


Veronica September 15, 2012 at 12:38 am

yum yum yum! I think I saw a healthy version of this somewhere (maybe Healthy Food for Living) but totes forgot about it. I do like the sound of this! And I really love that cute spoon!


Amy September 15, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I got that spoon at Crate and Barrel, along with a blue one, rust one, yellow one..ahem….clearly I love it too!


pam September 14, 2012 at 6:46 am

Since crusts and I are not big buddies, this is perfect.


the wicked noodle September 14, 2012 at 5:06 am

Now this is fun and different – I love it! I don’t know that I’ve seen apple pie parfaits before. Gorgeous!


Rachel @ Baked by Rachel September 14, 2012 at 5:05 am

This sounds fantastic! I’d totally eat this for breakfast, snack and dessert!


BinomialBaker September 14, 2012 at 3:02 am

These are super cute! I would love it if you would link this recipe up on the Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party! I can’t wait to try it!


Joanne September 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm

You know, if you come visit me you could eat honey crisps aplenty. Just saying. :)

I think starting off my day tomorrow with an apple pie parfait sounds utterly necessary.


christina September 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm

All the fall recipes floating around the blogosphere are making me crave apple-cinnamon-pumpkin-fall-y baking! I have to wait until I have a free weekend after my SAT to go apple picking! :)


Jenna September 13, 2012 at 6:52 am

I’m ready for fall recipes too! And today the high is 69 (glory be!! That’s my kinda weather), so split pea soup might be on the menu.


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