Caramel Apple Trifle Parfaits

Caramel Apple Trifle Parfaits

These lovely, layered caramel apple trifles feature cooked cinnamon apples, maple pecan granola, spiced whipped cream, and a homemade date caramel! Technically, they’re more like caramel apple parfaits since trifles are traditionally made with cake—but call them whatever you like. Sweet, crunchy, comforting, and full of festive holiday flavors!


Developed by Alyssia Sheikh of Mind Over Munch.

Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Serving Size: 1 Trifle

Calories: 421

Carbohydrates: 57g

Protein: 5g

Fat: 20g

Fiber: 7g

Sugar: 38g


Apple Cinnamon Filling

3 granny smith or honeycrisp apples, peeled and diced (~4 cups)

⅓ 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

1½ cups (8oz) Sunsweet® Pitted Dates

¾ tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup almond milk, warmed


Assembly, Per Trifle (yields 6)

⅔ 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.


Assembly, Per Trifle (yields 6)

- 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.