APPLE PIE PARFAIT – Tre` petite and sweet

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“May your stuffing be tasty. May your turkey be plump. May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize, and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs!” 


Hi there,

Well, the big day is drawing close and I still haven’t posted a dessert recipe. The reason for the long delay is that I have been trying to think of what would be a good dessert in the context of a small, intimate Thanksgiving celebration.

I bought a yogurt maker a few months ago and after making the last batch of yogurt, I had the ah ha moment. How about a yogurt parfait that would taste like apple crumb pie. I have fond memories of parfait. When I was a little girl, my grandmother loved John Wayne. One of the things we would do together would be to go to the latest John Wayne movie and after have Creme de Menthe Parfaits. So Grandmom, this one is for you and the Duke.

APPLE PIE PARFAIT – Tre` petite and sweet

Recipe by Bernadette Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy Peasy


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  • 4 jars 4 Oui Vanilla Yogurt

  • 4 heaping tablespoons 4 Stonewall Kitchen Apple Cider Jam

  • 4 cookies 4 Amaretti del Chiostro Cookies


  • Layer half of the yogurt in the bottom of a small jar
  • Layer 1 heaping teaspoon of the Apple Cider Jam
  • Layer remaining yogurt on top of the jam
  • Crush 4 amaretti cookies and put a little on the top of each jar


  • Although I make my own yogurt, I think Oui is a delicious product and you will have the benefit of getting a pretty glass jar to use.

I hope you enjoy this smidge healthier dessert and use it as a jumping off recipe to create your own parfait dessert.

And, as a close to this Thanksgiving Edition, I would like to send you over to D. Wallace Peach’s hysterical post from Sunday about cooking turkey. Here is the link: Keep Smiling!

28 responses to “APPLE PIE PARFAIT – Tre` petite and sweet”

  1. A lovely dessert…and I love how easy the recipe is.

  2. Bern, your parfait recipe sounds so simple yet so delicious! And thank you for sharing that memory of you and your grandmother. It’s a great story!

    I loved the Talking Turkey story. So many clever puns!

    And your animated graphics are fabulous! Such a wonderful post in so many ways!

    Happy Thanksgiving to Bern, your family and all your readers whom I’m sure enjoy these recipes, stories and photos as much as I.

  3. Darlene – British Columbia, Canada – Writer of children's stories, short stories and travel articles.!/supermegawoman!/pages/Darlene-Foster-Writer/362236842733
    Darlene says:

    Looks perfect! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. xo

  4. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen – I'm a writer, cook, gardener, photographer, poet, quilter, and accomplished daydreamer. I'm also a wife, mother, grandmother, sister. cousin, aunt, and friend, no particular order on any given day. I've been a writer all my life, newspaper reporter and columnist, radio news writer, and magazine contributor, and poet and short-story writer as the spirit moves. Now, I turn my attention to my cookbook, the blog, and a cooking column "Memorable Meals," which runs in our county newspaper. Besides my family, I love dogs, cats, good coffee, chocolate, and my never-dwindling pile of books I intend to read. Our family ran a small Vermont Inn for 18 years, with our focus on local, organic ingredients. I cook from scratch, and try not to use anything that has ingredients I cannot pronounce! After many years of daily serving up local delicacies, cooking classes, and catering, we are now only open for special events, and the odd cooking class. We also host musicians and artists, having helped produce a musical festival and other musical events for nearly 20 years. Many incredible artists have found a place at our table. Wonderful experiences, we will treasure always. My family and friends are my practice subjects. With a family that includes nut, peanut, tree fruit, and vegetable allergies, gluten intolerance, dairy intolerance, vegetarians, vegans, heart conscious, and a couple of picky eaters, there has to be a few quick tricks in the book to keep everyone fed and happy! Personally, I do not eat red meat or most full-fat dairy (usually) for health reasons, making the occasional exception at Thanksgiving and Christmas or our anniversary if the duck is locally raised. I do eat fish and seafood, so I try to come up with alternatives and substitutions when available. I serve local organic eggs and cheeses to my family who can tolerate dairy (My husband recently had a heart attack, and I need to watch my own cholesterol so I am careful, but have been known to let a little piece of really good cheese accidentally fall on my plate!). I believe strongly that eating in a way that is good for our planet is also good for our bodies, and I try to educated myself about our food sources! I cook by the seasons and draw on inspiration from the strong and talented women in my family who came before me, as well as the youth in the family who look at the world with fresh eyes. Food links us all, whether sharing a meal, cooking it together, or writing about it for others to enjoy. I love taking an old recipe and giving it a modern spin, especially if I can make it a littler healthier and use foods that are kinder to the Earth and to our bodies. I believe strongly in sustainable, delicious eating of whole foods, and the wonderful flavors we have at our fingertips! And finally, I love conversing with all the talented cooks and chefs out there who dot the globe! It's a wonderful, world full of culinary pen pals, and I cherish them all! XXXOOO Dorothy
    Dorothy’s New Vintage Kitchen says:

    A perfect light dessert. Or breakfast. Or snack!
    Have wonderful Thanksgiving my friend!

  5. D. Wallace Peach – 30 Miles beyond the edge of civilization, Oregon – I'm an adventurer in writing, peering under rocks in my garden for secret magic. I can't stop writing. My stories want to explode from my head. They demand my attention and surge from my fingertips faster than I can put them to paper. I love what I do.
    D. Wallace Peach says:

    I love that anonymous poem, Bernadette. What a riot. And the parfait looks perfect for after a hearty meal and desert (hehehe). Thanks so much for sharing the link to my story. I’m glad it gave you a laugh. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend. <3

  6. Ronit Penso Tasty Eats – NY, NY – Private chef, cookbook author, food journalist and translator. I love traveling and love to find out more about food wherever I go.
    Ronit says:

    Great idea, for a quick and healthy dessert. 🙂

  7. the Painted Apron – Life is all about creativity for me, as long as I'm creating something I am happy! I hope I will inspire your daily life and give you ideas for your own wonderful creations!
    Jenna says:

    I love Oui yogurt, and this is a brilliant way to make an easy dessert! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Bernadette!

  8. Chef Mimi – As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!
    Chef Mimi says:

    Oh this sounds good! I need some of that apple cider jam. Thanks!

  9. Awakening Wonders – Everyday life is filled with wondrous things and embraceable moments, but only if we allow ourselves to be fully awakened. I invite you to join me as I share passionate life adventures and ramblings that awaken my spirit. I look forward to awakening your senses to the simple, joyous wonders that are all around us. I feel that we are destined to become soulful adventurers!
    Awakening Wonders says:

    I am going to check out the Stonewall Kitchen Apple Cider Jam! Sounds scrumptious!

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