Okay, so I give in. Fall is well and truly here so bring on the football season, red crunchy leaves and cinnamon-flavoured everything. And these caramel apple parfaits, of course. Can’t forget these!
Normally I’m not really bothered about caramel apples or any sort of dessert which combines the two ingredients. No need to burn me at the stake – I love apple crumbles and apple crisps! But something about this dessert just works, you know?
Maybe it’s because I made it using Greek yoghurt – one of my all time favourite ingredients which I can never get enough of. Or maybe it’s because I made it using homemade caramel – seriously guys, I made homemade caramel this weekend (without a thermometer!) and it worked – first time! I’m so going to share the recipe with you, but today all your getting are these teeny tiny shot glasses of fall heaven.
These caramel apple parfaits are super simple to whip up. Just line up your Greek yoghurt, caramel sauce, toasted oats (or granola) and apple chunks and you’re good to go! Make them beautifully identical by measuring each ingredient out carefully or make a mess of the whole thing by adding dollops of ingredients and topping with caramel sauce when the containers were already clearly full.
However you decide to make these caramel apple parfaits, I’m sure you’ll devour them with gusto. With each mouthful bursting with creamy Greek yoghurt, wonderfully sweet caramel sauce, cinnamon-spiced apples and crunchy oats, this dessert really does symbolise fall.
- 2 tablespoons oats or granola
- 1/2 apple
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
- 4 tablespoons caramel sauce
If you're using granola you can skip this step. Spread the oats evenly onto a baking tray and bake at 400F/200C in a preheated oven for around 6 minutes, until they're crunchy and toasted - not burnt. Check on them every 2 minutes or so to make sure they're not burning. Leave the oats to cool to room temperature.
Dice the apple up into small chunks and toss in a saucepan with the cinnamon. Cook on a medium heat, stirring regularly until the apple has softened up and turned an amber colour. Place in the fridge to cool.
Now you're ready to assemble! Layer the Greek yoghurt, oats or granola, apple and caramel however you see fit and serve. These aren't make-ahead desserts - the oats or granola will go soggy quickly, so you really need to make these up just before you serve them.
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