Caramel Apple Trifles

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  • Serves: 4
  • Complexity: easy
Caramel Apple Trifles

These Caramel Apple Trifles are the perfect apple treat – no bake, super easy and full of cinnamon! It’s also my last recipe for Apple Week.

These easy, no bake trifles have two layers each of the following:

Cinnamon granola
Cinnamon whipped cream
Cinnamon apples
Caramel

These would be great for Thanksgiving! With all the cooking on, these are an easy but pretty dessert that can be made ahead of time. I’d actually recommend making them at least a few hours ahead, giving the granola a little time to soften up. I love the combined texture of the slightly crunchy granola, apples and creamy whipped cream. Perfect!

Ingredients

  • Caramel Sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp salted butter, cubed, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • Cinnamon Apples
  • 3 apples, diced
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Cinnamon Whipped Cream
  • 1 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Step by Step Directions

    1. To make the caramel, add the sugar in an even layer to the bottom of a medium saucepan.

    2. Heat sugar on medium-high and whisk until the sugar has melted, about 5 minutes.

    3. The sugar will lump together, but eventually melt.

    4. Continue whisking until the temperature reaches 350 degrees or the sugar has turned an amber color. 

    5. It will reach 350 degrees very quickly after all the sugar has melted. Watch it very closely. 

    6. It goes from nice caramel to burned very quickly.

    7. Remove caramel from heat and add butter. 

    8. Whisk until melted and combined.

    9. Mixture might bubble a bit.

    10. Add the heavy cream and whisk until incorporated.

    11. Cool caramel to room temperature.

    12. To make the apples, combine apples, lemon juice, nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar in a medium pan and toss to coat.

    13. Add butter and cook apples for about 15-20 minutes, or until at preferred softness.

    14.  Allow to cool for 15-20 minutes.

    15. To make cinnamon whipped cream, freeze a metal bowl and whisk attachment for 10-15 minutes.

    16. Remove bowl from freezer, add heavy whipping cream, and whip on high speed until it begins to thicken.

    17. Add powdered sugar and cinnamon and whip until it you get stiff peaks.

    18. Once everything is made a ready, build the trifles.

    19. Pipe an even layer of whipped cream into the bottom of the cup or jar you are using.

    20. Add about 2 tbsp granola in an even layer.

    21. Drizzle caramel over granola.

    22. Spoon apples over caramel.

    23. Repeat layers 14-17, then drizzle more caramel over the tops of each trifle.

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