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Caramel Apple Trifle Parfaits

Caramel Apple Trifle Parfaits

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Lovely, layered caramel apple trifles with holiday spiced granola, whipped cream, and a homemade date caramel! Almost like a caramel apple parfait, but ultra-comforting and festive for the fall and holiday season.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple trifle, caramel apple parfait, caramel apple trifle
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Servings 6 trifles
Calories 421


Apple Cinnamon Filling

  • 3 granny smith or honeycrisp apples peeled and diced (~4 cups)
  • cup (2oz) Sunsweet® Amaz!n Prunes™ chopped
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • water, if needed

Caramel Date Sauce

  • cups (8oz) Sunsweet® Pitted Dates
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond milk warmed

Additional Assembly Ingredients

Assembly, Per Trifle (yields 6)

  • cup apple cinnamon filling
  • ¼ cup granola of choice
  • 3-4 Tbsp whipped cream
  • 1-2 Tbsp date caramel sauce


Apple Cinnamon Filling

  • Add chopped apples, prunes, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, and salt to a saucepan with the heat off. Toss to coat. Allow to macerate for 10 minutes before cooking.
  • Cook over medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes, until softened. Add water if liquid cooks off too quickly.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes before assembling.

Caramel Date Sauce

  • Add dates to a bowl and cover with hot water. Soak for 1 hour.
  • Strain dates and combine everything in a food processor. Blend until smooth, about 3-4 minutes. Add additional milk as needed to smooth out the mixture.
  • Drizzle onto trifles fresh, or store in an airtight container in the fridge for later.

Assemble Trifles

  • In desired trifle glasses or bowls, layer in apple cinnamon filling, granola, whipped cream, and a drizzle of caramel date sauce. Repeat layers until bowls are filled.
  • Finish with a dollop of whipped cream on top and a final drizzle of date caramel.
  • Serve immediately or store in the fridge until the time of serving (will last a few hours).
  • Yields 6 trifles, depending on size of serving dishes.


Nutrition provided for caramel apple trifles made with homemade maple pecan granola and holiday spiced whipped cream.


Serving: 1trifle | Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 38g