Friday, September 30, 2011

Apple A Day Parfait

I decided sort of last minute that I wanted to post one last recipe before my weekend started - mainly because Wednesday's recipe was pushed back, and I hate the feeling of incomplete work. But also because I like you guys, and giving you recipes is something I really truly love doing!
This recipe is fairly laid back, and totally customize-able to your own taste preference. It's also a fun new way to eat an Apple! I actually had it as my lunch today (with a side of green smoothie) and was surprised at how filling it is.
This Parfait reminds me somewhat of a deconstructed Apple Pie. So if you like Apple Pie then you'll probably love this little ditty...
Apple A Day Parfait
Makes enough for 1 generous serving.
Step 1. 
The Seasoned Apple
1 Medium sized Apple (I used Braeburn)
Thinly slice and chop up your Apple
Add to your Apple:
1 Tbsp Date Paste
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
Mix!
Wrap up your Seasoned Apple and place it in the fridge to Marinate while you make the rest of your Parfait components. 
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Step 2. 
The Vanilla Lemon Cream
In a small mixing bowl combine the following:
1/4  to 1/3 c AtV Sour Cream
3 to 4 tsp Date Paste (depending on how sweet you want it)
1 whole Vanilla Bean pod, scraped //or// 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Lemon Juice
Whisk it all together!
From here you have 2 options with your Cream:
Option 1. Put your Cream into the fridge to chill
Option 2. Put your Cream in the Freezer for 30 minutes, mix it after the first 30 minutes, and let it sit for another 30 minutes. After 60 minutes in the freezer you will have a Frozen Yogurt-like Cream, which is pretty freaking wonderful if you ask me!
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Step 3.
Parfait Topping
I used Almonds for my Topping but you can use any kind of nut you want, even Sunflower or Pumpkin Seeds would be lovely.
Chop up a handful of nuts
Ever heard of this stuff? It's pretty amazing - Tastes kind of like Sweet Malted Chocolate with a hint of Cinnamon and Vanilla. 
If you don't have Mesquite Powder try using one of the following instead:
Coconut Flour
Vanilla Bean Powder
Coconut Crystals
Add to your Chopped Nuts:
1/2 tsp of one of the above mentioned ingredients
1 pinch of Salt
Mix it all together
Now it's time to Assemble Everything!
Side Note: The longer you let your Apples Marinate in the Cinnamon and Date Paste The juicier they become, creating a natural syrup that only makes this dish more incredible. 
Happy, Happy, Happy Friday to you!

xoxo,
Sarahfae - AtV

12 comments:

  1. I love parfaits I think they look so pretty, this looks easy and delicious too!

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  2. Thanks K! I feel the same way about Parfaits. :)

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  3. Awesome recipe!!
    I just found your blog yesterday, I'm so glad! You are so talented :)
    I have been tinkering around in raw vegan foods for the last couple years and am about 75% most days. We live just up in Brookings (OR) and love getting down your direction to the Natural Foods store, as we are very limited here, so I have to order most things online. Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  4. Hi Julie! Thank you so much, and thanks for coming by! I love visiting Brookings OR, as a matter a fact, my family has a little get-away there, and it's one of my favorite areas to retreat to. How very cool!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend as well!
    xo, S

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  5. ur recipes seriously rock, this is one of the best raw vegan blogs online. yet as much as i love the recipes, i'll just end up doing something like grabbing an apple out of the bushel and eating it...lol :) have a wonderful weekend Sarahfae!

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  6. Omg I had this for breakfast today and all I can say is Fabulous!! I've been filling my weeks with your wonderful recipes and find myself looking forward to your weekly posts. Please please please don't stop :)

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  7. THIS IS MA HOOD. IN a dessert..but actually i love apple anything.

    I never noticed this on your blog, but it says, "NO DOGMA", I just wrote a blog post..it pretty much encompasses my rejection of that word :D

    I feel very ...relieved. I need to read back a few of your posts to catch up. PLEASE POST MORE APPLE THINGS :D.

    xoxo
    Amy

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  8. @Rick - as always, I enjoy getting your feedback! Thanks so much for the encouragement!

    @Bri - Yay! Thank you so much for the feedback! If you have a photo of it I'd love to share it on Addicted to Veggies Flickr group, as well as the facebook page. I'll link to your blog as well!

    @Amy - I'm glad I met you in your hood, and thanks for coming by! I will definitely post more apple things, just for you!

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  9. Right on, yeah Brookings is pretty nice place to live especially for my kids. We are from the San Fransisco bayarea, so feel limited as far as convenience of having EVERY kind of store for basic items like clothes and food. But, there is a cute little health food store on Railroad Ave (behind Fred Meyer in case you want to check it out if/when you visit again) that has some specialty raw vegan items that FM doesn't carry, as well as items like flax meal, coconut butter, etc. there :)
    Thanks again for a great site! We are having fun going through all the recipes, and you are definitely among the very best raw food creaters and bloggers out there!

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  10. Hi
    Your apple parfait has just definitely raised the bar for desserts! I love anything apple so can't wait to make this. Am going to hunt down mesguite powder before using the other substitutes just to see what it's like. thanks!
    Tania
    Auckland NZ

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