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.
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
Wrap up your Seasoned Apple and place it in the fridge to Marinate while you make the rest of your Parfait components.
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!
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:
Vanilla Bean Powder
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!
Sarahfae - AtV