Fall Dessert

Dessert was so fresh and delicious tonight I just had to share!  After a long walk with Jeff I couldn’t bring myself to eat something too rich, but we were craving something sweet; so I made caramel apple parfaits.  And I must say they were scrumptious and beautiful!

I diced some honey crisp apples and used them as the base.  I drizzled them with Apple Cider Caramel (see recipe below) and sprinkled on a few pepitas.  Then I topped  the apple base with a generous dollop of plain Greek yogurt, which I also drizzled with Apple Cider Caramel and sprinkled with pepitas.  Finally I topped the whole thing with half a Sawgrass Apple Cider Cookie.  If I do say so myself, “mmm mmm mmm!!!”

Apple Cider “Caramel”

Meal type Condiment, Dessert
This recipe was a happy accident. I envision it being excellent over vanilla ice cream, perhaps drizzled over a bagel with cream cheese or over oven roasted sweet potato fries. The possibilities are endless!!!! Enjoy!


  • 2 cups Apple Cider
  • 1 pinch Kosher Salt
  • 1 pinch Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar (divided)


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1. Put cider, salt, pepper and 1 Tbsp of brown sugar in a heavy bottom saucepan, stir well and bring to a boil.
2. Lower heat to medium low (low if you have a particularly hot burner) and reduce to 1 cup.
3. Add the remaining 1 Tbsp of brown sugar, increase heat. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and reduce to 1/3 cup.