• 9 graham crackers crushed
  • Dulce de leche topping (or caramel sauce)

  • Apples
  • 6 apples diced
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon

  • Marscarpone Sauce
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 oz Marscarpone cheese

  • Caramelized Pecans
  • 1 package pecans
  • 1/2 cup sugar

I really loved the mascarpone sauce I made before with the peach cobbler. I thought that would make a good ingredient in a parfait. I’ve never made a parfait before, but I figured you just layer yummy things together and enjoy. I decided to make an apple pie type of parfait. It was actually pretty simple but I did overcook the apples. They almost turned into applesauce so be careful with that.

Crush graham crackers and set aside. Dice up about 6 apples and throw them into a pot with the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. I cooked it over medium heat for a while, but as I said, I overcooked it. Watch it and take it off the heat once the sugars and butter has melted.

For the mascarpone cream, I just whipped the whipping cream with sugar until soft peaks formed and then added the mascarpone cheese. Be careful not to over whip! This time I used less sugar and cheese, and no vanilla extract.

Finally I caramelized some pecans with sugar in a pan over medium to high heat. Cook until sugar is melted and covering the pecans. Remove immediately and set aside.

I bought some clear plastic cups and began layering all these yummy pieces together. In the bottom I put the crushed graham crackers. Then I put a layer of the mascarpone sauce followed by the apples. I put a dollop of the mascarpone cream sauce again and sprinkled the caramelized pecans on top. Finally I drizzled some dulce de leche caramel over the top.

The only changes I would make next time is to put the graham crackers in the middle as well. That crunch at the end was so good I wanted more of it! Also as I said before, make sure not to over cook the apples!