It is officially fall! The first day of fall was four days ago and the high today is…95. So while it may not quite feel like fall, we can still celebrate by busting out the decorations and using all the warm, spiced flavors! These Apple Pie Parfaits are full of all the fall flavors: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and coziness. 🙂 Warm, spiced apples are “cozy” between layers of dairy free whipped cream and nutty, crunchy granola crumble. Delicious! I knew this recipe was a keeper when my picky nephew kept asking for more. *praise hands* I hope you and your family enjoy this vegan, refined sugar free fall treat as much as mine did!
Apple Pie Parfaits
- For the apple filling:
- 4 medium sized apples, thinly sliced (I used two Gala and two Granny Smith. I also left the skin on for looks + extra fiber, but you can peel them if desired.)
- 1 tbsp of coconut sugar
- 1/2 tbsp of pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp of ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt For the granola crumble:
- 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup of slivered almonds
- 1 tbsp of whole flax seeds
- 1/2 tbsp of coconut sugar
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp of salt For the whipped cream layer:
- Generous spoonfuls of dairy free whipped cream (there is also a coconut cream whipped cream made by Reddi Whip)
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- Drop apple slices in the boiling water and boil for about 5-7 minutes, until tender crisp.
- While the apples are boiling, make your granola crumble by combining all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pulse until combined, but with texture – you don’t want granola dust!
- Once apples are cooked, drain and return to pot. Stir in remaining apple filling ingredients until all slices are coated in “coziness” 😉
- In a glass of your choice, layer whipped cream, granola crumble, and apple slices. Repeat layers until you reach the top, ending with whipped cream!
- Serve warm.
- Keep leftovers separate – apples in the fridge and crumble at room temperature. Simply reheat the apples when you want more and layer away!
For more recipes to celebrate fall (or “hotumn” as I saw on Facebook), check out my Cinnamon Applesauce, Slow Cooker Apple Cider, Pumpkin Bread with Crumb Topping, or Pumpkin Spice Cake. And to make your home smell like a fall-themed bakery, use my “recipe” for Apple Cinnamon Stovetop Scent! I certainly wish it were cooler, but it’s my favorite season, so I will still celebrate! Enjoy this marginally cooler weather, celebrate anyway…and enjoy your pinch of crazy!
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