APPLE PIE PARFAIT – Tre` petite and sweet

“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!

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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

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