Apple Pie Parfait

DSC_0549DSC_0543Apple pie is my guilty pleasure. While everyone else gushes over pumpkin spice, I’m all about the apple cinnamon this time of year. To satisfy my apple-love, I whipped up this sweet but semi-healthy apple pie parfait. Seriously, it just makes me feel like I’m eating autumn out of a jar (that’s not weird, right?) The great thing about this treat is it’s easy to make as individual cups for groups – perfect for parties and get-togethers. It tastes just like dessert but with a lot less calories! Let’s dig in, shall we?DSC_0536These quantities will make one parfait, so adjust accordingly if you want to make multiple:

  • 1 cup of vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ground gingersnaps or cinnamon graham crackers
  • 1/3 can of apple pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners sugar

To start, separate your apple slices  into a bowl and sprinkle in about 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of sugar, mixing together with a spoon.

If you haven’t already, you need to grind your gingersnaps. I use these Dutch cookies that taste just like a gingersnap, but you can also use cinnamon graham crackers or something similar. Grind them up either in a food processor or by placing them in a bag and using a rolling pin to grind them into fine pieces.

Then it’s time to start layering your materials. Layer about 1/3 of your yogurt and gingersnaps, and then follow it with a layer of apples. Continue this layering method as you see fit. Depending on the size of your glass and whether or not you use a true parfait glass, you might see your layers turning out differently. Because my glass was tall, I was able to achieve several layers of each ingredient, topping off my parfait with the yogurt and a little bit of gingersnap.DSC_0563 DSC_0561Now, dig in! Serve these at a party and your guests will devour them, I’m sure of it. If you love apple recipes as much as I do, you’re in luck. Fall is just beginning, so I’m looking forward to making even more apple pie-inspired treats.

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