Apple Pie Parfaits

apple pie parfaits Allyson Kramer

These wonderfully easy and oh-so-tasty parfaits make the perfect falltime treat, boasting healthy ingredients and superfast prep time. Use your favorite variety of apple, and chill for at least an hour before serving. If you’re feeling extra festive, replace the coconut milk with apple cider or pumpkin nog…

For an even faster dessert, use vegan yogurt (vanilla is a lovely choice) in place of the cashew cream.

Apple Pie Parfaits

For the Spiced Cashew Cream:

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked 1 hour and drained
  • 1/3 cup canned coconut milk, light or full fat
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Dash nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


For the Caramel Apple Layer:

  • 5 dates
  • 1 medium apple, cored with skin on and cut into pieces
  • 1/3 cup water + 1/4 cup very cold water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash salt


For the Crumble:

  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

To make the Spiced Cashew Cream, blend the soaked cashews along with the rest of the ingredients until extra smooth, about 5 minutes, scraping down sides as needed. Transfer to refrigerator and chill while you make the rest of the parfait layers.

For the Caramel Apple Layer, place cut up apples and dates into a small saucepan along with 1/3 cup water. Cook over medium heat until apples and dates are softened, about 7 to 10 minutes, stirring often. Drain and transfer to a blender and blend along with 1/4 cup cold water, vanilla extract and sea salt.

For the Crumble, simply pulse the toasted walnuts, cinnamon and salt in a food processor just until crumbly.

Assemble parfaits by layering the cashew cream, then caramel, then crumble and topping with whipped coconut cream or vegan whipped cream. Serve chilled.




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14 Responses to Apple Pie Parfaits

  1. Andrea says:

    I am a chocolate kind of dessert person but my daughter loves fruit, so I made these and they were amazing (though perhaps not quite so beautiful as yours). Thank you for this tasty and inspiring site.

  2. These look absolutely delish! I am not usually one for fruit desserts (chocolate all the way) but I may have to make an exception and make these…yum!

  3. Amanda says:

    Those are some seriously gorgeous parfaits! And I think I have all the ingredients on hand… :)

  4. Gena says:

    These look amazing, period.

  5. Els says:

    Great recipe! I expected it to be on the heavy side but we finished all of it, just the two of us a a dessert. This is going on my favorites’ list. Thanks.

  6. These look spectacular! I love using cashews as a cream base. I have to re-post this in Watch Your Mouth on FB – it would be cruel of me not to share! Lol.

  7. rika says:

    These apple pie parfaits are to die for!!!!!!!

  8. Reggy says:

    O my!!!! This was fantastic. My boyfriend and I made date night making a new food. We used the netro bullet and it worked great. Thanks again for posting it

  9. These look wonderful, perfect fall breakfast!

  10. Allyson–so pretty! Just lovely. And simple. I love it.

  11. Emma says:

    Woah Allyson! These are beautiful! Caramel apples, pie, and custard all rolled into one!

  12. Yum!!! These look great…even for breakfast! How many did you make from the recipe?

    • admin says:

      oh! good question… just these two here, but they are rather large. I’d say this recipe makes about 4 small parfaits.