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Apple Pie Parfaits

With this easy recipe for apple pie parfaits, you can enjoy all the flavors of your favorite pie without all the hard work. That’s because this easy no bake dessert can be made without ever turning on your oven!
4 No Bake Apple Pie Parfaits with spoons.

Everyone loves a delicious slice of apple pie. But who wants to slave over a hot oven all day to make a freshly baked pie? With this easy recipe for apple pie parfaits, you can enjoy all the flavors of your favorite pie without all the hard work. That’s because this easy no bake dessert can be made without ever turning on your oven!

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What Do I Need to Make Apple Pie Parfaits?

This quick parfait recipe is made with three layers – apple pie filling, whipped cream, and graham crackers. And since this easy dessert is a no-bake treat, you only need a handful of ingredients to prepare it. To make your own apple pie parfaits, you’ll need:

No Bake Apple Pie Parfait IngredientsHow Do I Make Apple Pie Parfaits?

Making your own parfaits at home is so easy! In addition to the ingredients listed above, you’ll need a few jars or cups to prepare your individual desserts. After that, just follow these four easy steps to make this simple, no-bake treat.

Step One: Prepare the Crust

The crust in your apple pie parfaits is made with crushed graham crackers. Place the cinnamon graham crackers in a zip-top bag and use a rolling pin to crush them cookies into a fine crumb. You can also use your food processor to crush the crackers. Once all the crackers are fully crushed, set the crumbs aside while you prepare the other parfait layers.

Step Two: Make the Apple Pie Filling

After peeling and dicing your Granny Smith apples, place the chopped apple pieces in a large saucepan. Add the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, water, and cornstarch to the pan. Stir to mix the ingredients, then cook over medium heat, stirring often. Continue cooking until the apples have softened and the sauce has thickened. After that, remove the pan from the heat and set it aside to cool for around 10 minutes.

Homemade apple pie filling, crushed graham crackers and whipped cream.

Step Three: Prepare the Whipped Cream

While the apples are cooling, add the heavy whipping cream to the bowl of a stand mixer with two tablespoons of sugar and some vanilla extract. Beat the ingredients on high speed using the whisk attachment until stiff peaks begin to form.

Layering apple pie parfaits in glass cups.

Step Four: Layer the Parfait Ingredients

To assemble the apple pie parfaits, start by adding a layer of graham cracker crumbs to the bottom of each cup. Top the graham crackers with a layer of whipped cream, then a layer of apple pie mixture. Continue repeating the layers until the cup is full.

Layered apple desserts in glass cups.

Apple Pie Parfait Recipe Ideas

You won’t believe how easy it is to make these no bake parfaits! And with these simple recipe ideas, you can adjust the ingredients in your parfaits to create a delicious treat for any occasion.

  • Try different apple varieties. Granny Smith apples add some tartness to this layered dessert, but they’re not the only apple variety you can use. Any baking apple works perfectly in this recipe, including honey crisp, Braeburn, or Jonagold.
  • Use premade apple pie filling. To speed up the preparation process of this easy dessert, substitute the fresh apples with premade pie filling. Before adding the pie filling to your parfaits, take a minute to slice the apples into bite-sized pieces, then layer the pie filling with the other parfait ingredients.
  • Grab some premade whipped cream. Another easy substitution you can make in this recipe is to skip making fresh whipped cream and opt for premade whipped cream instead. You can use canned whipped cream or frozen whipped topping in this simple recipe.
  • Use yogurt in place of whipped cream. To add some protein to your parfaits, try substituting the whipped cream with vanilla yogurt or Greek yogurt. 
  • Try different cookies. Cinnamon graham crackers add a nice warmth and crunch to your parfaits. But you can substitute a variety of other cookies for these crushed cookie crumbs. Shortbread cookies, golden Oreos, and gingersnaps are all good options for adding a crunchy layer to your parfaits. Or crush up some gluten free cookies to create a gluten free dessert.
  • Add some ice cream. If you plan on serving your parfaits right away, try replacing the whipped cream layers with scoops of vanilla ice cream. Just make sure to start eating after the layered desserts immediately after putting them together to keep the ice cream from melting.

Overhead photo of apple pie parfaits.

How Do You Store Apple Pie Parfaits?

Since these parfaits are made with fresh apples and homemade whipped cream, they need to be chilled. If you don’t plan on serving your parfaits immediately after preparing them, store the cups in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat them.

These homemade parfaits are best when eaten within 24 hours after you prepare them. After that time, the whipped cream may begin to become unstable, causing your parfaits to become runny and soggy.

4 No Bake Apple Pie Parfaits with spoons.

4 No Bake Apple Pie Parfaits with spoons.

No Bake Apple Pie Parfaits

With this easy recipe for apple pie parfaits, you can enjoy all the flavors of your favorite pie without all the hard work. That’s because this easy no bake dessert can be made without ever turning on your oven!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Pie Parfaits
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 677kcal


  • 1 sleeve of cinnamon graham crackers
  • 4 granny smith apples peeled and diced (about 5 cups diced)
  • ¼ cup sugar+ 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 pint cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Roughly crush graham crackers. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, combine diced apples, ¼ cup sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, water and cornstarch. Cook, stirring frequently, until apples soften and sauce thickens. About 10 minutes. Set aside to cool for at least 10 minutes before assembling.
  • Meanwhile, in the bowl of a stand mixer, combine heavy cream, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat at high speed 2-3 minutes until you reach stiff peaks.
  • To assemble, layer cinnamon grahams, whipped cream and apple mixture into a glass or jar. Repeat layers until full.


Calories: 677kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 1839IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2mg
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