Sautéed Apples and Cinnamon-Crumb Parfait with Whipped Cream

Sautéed Apples and Cinnamon-Crumb Parfait with Whipped Cream
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 35
  • Servings: 4

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About this Recipe

Sautéed apples are complemented with sweet, buttery and crunchy crumbs for a delicious and satisfying dessert.


6 cups (1.5 L) peeled, chopped McIntosh apples (about 6 large)
3 tbsp (45 mL) granulated sugar
3/4 tsp (4 mL) cinnamon
Cinnamon Crumbs:
4 slices Ben’s® White Bread
2 tbsp (30 mL) packed brown sugar
2 tbsp (30 mL) butter, melted
1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon
1/3 cup (75 mL) 35% whipping cream
1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar


In saucepan, combine apples, 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, sugar and cinnamon; cover and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until apples are very soft. Let cool completely. Mash with a fork, leaving a few chunks.

Cinnamon Crumbs: Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C). Tear bread into large pieces and place in food processor; pulse until coarse, pea-size crumbs are achieved. Add sugar, butter and cinnamon; pulse until evenly coated.

Spread in thin, even layer on parchment paper–lined baking sheet; bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown and crunchy. Let cool completely.

Topping: Using electric mixer on high speed, beat whipping cream with sugar until stiff peaks form.

Layer 1/4 cup (60 mL) applesauce and 1/4 cup (60 mL) crumbs in each of 4 dessert glasses; repeat layers. Top with dollop of whipped cream. Serve immediately.


Save any extra applesauce to pack in lunches and extra crumbs are perfect sprinkled over yogurt or ice cream.

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