671. Apple Crumble Parfait

July 18, 2017mayurisjikoni
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Easy dessert

Theme: No Bake Desserts

BM#78 Week 3 Day 1

    I love making easy desserts. It usually means I get to serve it in a glass and its just a matter of putting a few ingredients together to make a satisfying dessert. Srivalli, the starter of Blogging Marathon suggested that for this theme we make desserts that normally we would bake but instead to beat the heat, make them in such a manner that we don’t have to bake them in a convectional oven. 

    When I decided to choose the theme, the first baked dessert that came to my mind was apple crumble or as its known apple crisp. Basically, chopped apples mixed with a bit of butter, sugar and cinnamon are layered in a baking dish. Then its topped with a mixture of plain flour, butter, oats and cinnamon. The dessert is baked. At the bottom you have the soft apples and the top is crispy, crunchy. Its usually served with ice cream…a hot dessert with cold ice cream. I love this dessert. 

    So I had to make a no bake version of this dessert. Anyway its been pretty hot in Montreal and cooking in front of the oven and the hot plates is not so appealing. The weather here can get pretty hot and humid. However, what I really enjoy here are the visits to the supermarket and the market. So many colourful fruits and vegetables are trying to outshine the variety of flowers. One gets to see greenery everywhere and its heaven to walk here without any matatus or rickshaws honking at you and trying to invade your space. 

   For the apple crumble parfait I decided to add some blueberries…okay… I just couldn’t resist adding them as I want to take full advantage of the abundance of berries here. I cooked the apples and blueberries in a little bit of butter till the fruits became soft. Instead of the homemade crisp layer, I added some ready made granola and the dessert was ready to be served. 




Serves 4

2 green apples, peeled, cored and chopped into chunks
1 cup blueberries
1 tsp butter
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon powder
½ cup ready made granola
4 scoops of vanilla ice cream

  1. Heat butter in a pan over low heat.
  2. Add the chopped apples, blueberries and sugar.
  3. Mix well and cook over low heat till the apples become a bit soft.
  4. Take the pan off the heat. add cinnamon powder and miss well.
  5. Divide the fruit mixture between the 4 glasses or bowls.
  6. Sprinkle the granola over it equally.
  7. Top it up with a scoop of ice cream in each glass.
  8. Serve immediately.
  • If you want to make it with only apples then use 3 apples.
  • Use any granola of your choice.
  • For a more healthier version of this dessert serve it with vanilla flavoured greek yogurt.
  • If you prefer you can cool the fruit mixture in the fridge and then serve.
You may want to check out some apple recipes:
apple cinnamon ice cream
apple dessert pizza

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  • Traditionally Modern Food

    July 18, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Like your idea of using Apple crumble for parafait. I can snack it all day

  • Tea Solves Everything

    July 18, 2017 at 7:02 am

    This looks and sounds like my perfect dessert! Simple and delicious!

  • Nayna Kanabar

    July 18, 2017 at 7:28 am

    These look realky tasty amd so delicious, perfect summer dessert.

  • Padmajha PJ

    July 18, 2017 at 8:52 am

    That is a delicious dessert Mayuri. Must have tasted awesome!

  • Jagruti

    July 18, 2017 at 9:21 am

    This apple crumble parfait sounds so delicious, I have couple of small green apples in my fruit bowl, I'll make tonight.

  • Rafeeda AR

    July 18, 2017 at 10:45 am

    What a turnover of crumble! I love that it involves minimal cooking and comes together really quick…

  • The Pumpkin Farm

    July 18, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    beautiful looking parfait. Good idea to replace the crumble with granola.

  • vaishali sabnani

    July 20, 2017 at 4:39 am

    Simple yet a very satisfying dessert, I dont mind having some, looks really good.

  • Srivalli

    July 25, 2017 at 9:58 am

    That's surely such a smart way of serving apple crumble!..loved it..

  • Sapana Behl

    July 30, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Apple crumble in parfait sounds interesting.

  • Chef Mireille

    July 30, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    what an awesome dessert – looks amazing

  • veena krishnakumar

    August 2, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    That is a simple delicious dessert Mayuri!!

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 3, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Vidhya, I too loved it…

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 3, 2017 at 5:10 am

    Thanks Mina.

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 3, 2017 at 5:10 am

    You're right Nayna, a nice dessert for summer. Thanks.

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 3, 2017 at 5:11 am

    It did Padmajha, light and satisfying. You can reduce the amount of ice cream to make it healthier.

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 3, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Hope you like it Jagruti.

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 3, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Thanks Rafeeda, after this parfait don't think I'm baking a crumble in a long time.

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 3, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Thank you Pradnya.

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 3, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Thanks Vaishali.

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 3, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Thanks Srivalli.

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 3, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Try it Sapana, am sure you'll like it.

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 3, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Thanks Mireille.

  • Mayuri Patel

    August 3, 2017 at 5:15 am

    Thanks Veena, yes its so easy to make.

  • I Camp in my Kitchen

    August 20, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Wow that looks scrumptious!!

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