Caramel Apple Shortbread Parfaits

The ultimate seasonal parfait. Layers of homemade whipped cream, tender cinnamon apples, sweet caramel sauce and shortbread cookie crumbs.

Caramel Apple Shortbread Parfait Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

My apple obsession doesn’t stop with just pies, cookies and bread. Nope. There is always plenty of apple love to go around.

When I teamed up with Walkers Shortbread to bring you a fun post, I knew I had to put a fun seasonal twist on things and try something I hadn’t done yet. Why not pair my love for apples with a classic cookie?!

This is basically a deconstructed apple pie. All of the flavor without the fuss!

Layers of sweet caramel, homemade whipped cream, apple pie filling and Walkers shortbread crumbs. The perfect bite every time!

Caramel Apple Shortbread Parfait Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I love baking with brands I trust. Did you know that Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread is made from only four simple ingredients; butter, flour, salt and sugar? No preservatives! And of those four ingredients, their butter comes from free range grass fed dairy cows that are never given growth hormones or antibiotics! A classic cookie with ingredients you can trust.

Combine Walkers Shortbread with the classic taste of Fall and you have yourself an essential dessert. Be sure to make extra, as they’ll disappear before your eyes!

Add these caramel apple shortbread parfaits to your Fall baking plans!

Caramel Apple Shortbread Parfait Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: Serves 3-6

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Caramel Apple Shortbread Parfaits

The ultimate seasonal parfait. Layers of homemade whipped cream, tender cinnamon apples, sweet caramel sauce and shortbread cookie crumbs.

Ingredients:

  • 3C apples
  • 6 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1C heavy cream
  • 1/4C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Caramel sauce
  • 5.3oz Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Peel and slice apples into 1/2-inch cubes. Toss with brown sugar and cinnamon. Transfer to a small glass baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 15-20 minutes or until apples are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare whipped cream. Combine heavy cream, powdered sugar, cornstarch and vanilla. Beating on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Chill until ready to use.
  4. Blend shortbread in a food processor until only fine crumbs remain.
  5. Using desired serving dishes, layer dessert as follows: whipped cream, caramel sauce, apples, shortbread and repeat. Top off with whipped cream and a drizzle of additional caramel sauce.
  6. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

*Number of servings will vary depending on glass size used.
**Caramel sauce or caramel ice cream topping may be used.

Baked by Rachel original

This post is sponsored by Walkers Shortbread. As always, all thoughts and opinions are completely my own.

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70 Responses to “Caramel Apple Shortbread Parfaits”

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    Medeja — September 17, 2014 at 6:27 am

    I would love one.. they look gorgeous!

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:41 pm

      Thanks Medeja!

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — September 17, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Oh yes, these look simply delightful! Could polish one off right now!

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:42 pm

      Thanks Annie!

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    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — September 17, 2014 at 7:44 am

    These just scream fall!! Love how simple they are!

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:42 pm

      Thanks Meg!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — September 17, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Ooh I love those shortbread cookies. And this parfait looks stunning!!!

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:42 pm

      Thanks Aimee!

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    Beth @ The First Year — September 17, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Girl, that spoon! Love how you propped it up on the glass :) And I love this recipe too – pie in a glass is my kind of thing!

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:45 pm

      Thanks Beth!

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    Christie - Food Done Light — September 17, 2014 at 8:00 am

    I grew up eating Walkers. They are short bread to me. I love what you did with them. Delicious dessert!

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:45 pm

      Thanks Christie!

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    Tanya Schroeder — September 17, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I sort wish that spoon was mine so I could just dig in! What a fabulous recipe!

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:45 pm

      Haha! Thanks Tanya :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — September 17, 2014 at 8:05 am

    These look so good! Love how easy it is to throw together.

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:45 pm

      Thanks so much :)

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    Marly — September 17, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I think they may have gotten the song wrong. I think THIS may be the most wonderful time of the year…apple season! Love this recipe!

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

      This seriously made me laugh! WHY have I never thought of that before? I totally agree too and thanks!

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    tracy — September 17, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I sooo love crumbling cookies into ice cream. This will wow my next dinner party for sure

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

      Thanks Tracy!

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    Sommer @ASpicyPerspective — September 17, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I am crushing on these parfaits! Caramel & apples … I’m in! Pinned

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

      Thanks so much Sommer!

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — September 17, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Ohhh….how delish!
    Haven’t had a parfait in awhile. It looks like a winner!

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

      Thanks Melanie!

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    Jena @ Dips, Dinners, and Desserts — September 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

    These look beautiful and scream fall! I’m going to have to give them a try :)

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:47 pm

      Thanks Jena!

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    JulieD — September 17, 2014 at 11:10 am

    These look amazing!! I love shortbread!! Yummy!

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:47 pm

      Thanks Julie!

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    Cookin Canuck — September 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Holy cow…that is one gorgeous dessert! I’ve eaten Walker’s shortbread ever since I was a kid (usually dipped into a cup of tea) and love the idea of using them in a dessert like this.

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:47 pm

      Thanks so much :)

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    Erin @ Simple, Sweet & Savory — September 17, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    These look amazing and SO EASY! What a perfect Fall dessert. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:47 pm

      Thanks Erin!

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    naomi — September 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Perfect for Fall!

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:47 pm

      Thanks Naomi!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — September 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Wow – these parfaits look so gorgeous!! And I love how simple they are to make. Such a great recipe to have on hand.

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:47 pm

      Thanks Rachel :)

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    Shawn @ I Wash You Dry — September 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Wow, this parfait is, I’m sure, what dreams are made of. I want to dig into that cup right now. I love shortbread cookies, and I’ve made a crust for a cheesecake with shortbread cookies, so I know that this has got to be outstanding! Pinning this to make for sure!!

    • Rachel — September 17th, 2014 @ 5:48 pm

      Thanks so much Shawn! :) I definitely need to use it for cheesecake next!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — September 17, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    This looks delicious. I’m totally down for a deconstructed apple pie!

    • Rachel — September 18th, 2014 @ 7:01 am

      Thanks Liz!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — September 17, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    these are beautiful! totally craving!!

    • Rachel — September 18th, 2014 @ 7:01 am

      Thanks Angelyn!

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    Jessica @ Sweet Menu — September 17, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Oh BOY! I love these so much! Super cute, id love to whip these out at my next dinner party!

    • Rachel — September 18th, 2014 @ 7:01 am

      Thanks Jessica!

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    Chichi — September 18, 2014 at 4:41 am

    Delicious looking dessert. Shortbreads are one of my favourites biscuits

    • Rachel — September 18th, 2014 @ 7:01 am

      Thanks Chichi! :)

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — September 18, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Absolutely love this parfait! Gorgeous dessert yet so easy! Pinned!

    • Rachel — September 18th, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

      Thanks Anna!

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    Amy @Very Culinary — September 18, 2014 at 9:10 am

    What’s not to love? Quick, pass me a spoon! Pinned.

    • Rachel — September 18th, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

      Thanks Amy!

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — September 18, 2014 at 10:44 am

    This is my kind of dessert! So delicious!

    • Rachel — September 18th, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

      Thanks Lori!

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — September 18, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Yummy fall desert! I like the idea of using shortbread!

    • Rachel — September 18th, 2014 @ 12:02 pm

      Thanks Laura!

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    Marga — September 18, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Rachel these look fantastic!! Yum!

    • Rachel — September 18th, 2014 @ 12:02 pm

      Thanks Marga!

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    fabiola@notjustbaked — September 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Super clever way to use the cookies! They look so good.

    • Rachel — September 18th, 2014 @ 7:05 pm

      Thanks so much :)

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    Amanda — September 18, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    This looks amazing! Love every sweet layer!

    • Rachel — September 18th, 2014 @ 7:05 pm

      Thanks Amanda!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — September 18, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I just want this all right now.

    • Rachel — September 19th, 2014 @ 6:55 am

      Thanks Julie :)

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    Kristen — September 18, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I think parfaits are one of my favorite desserts. There’s something about my favorite ingredients all layered together in one dessert that makes me happy. Love these Apple shortbread parfaits!

    • Rachel — September 19th, 2014 @ 6:55 am

      Thanks Kristen!

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    Jenny Flake — September 19, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Drooling! Gorgeous perfect for Fall Parfaits!!

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    Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking — September 21, 2014 at 1:17 am

    Those thick layers of caramel are killing me! I never have any self-control when it comes to caramel. It’s why I refused to buy any or make my own… I’d have to hide all of my spoons because the entire jar would be gone in about 20 minutes! And that homemade whipped cream too… So amazing. :) Pinned!

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    Kelly — September 21, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    You don’t mention it in the recipe, but do you cool your apple mixture before assembling? Otherwise it seems like it would melt the whip cream and not look as nice as pictured.

    • Rachel — September 22nd, 2014 @ 7:33 am

      It should be cooled to at least room temperature or it can be made ahead and chilled prior to assembling.

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    Jocelyn@Brucrewlife — September 22, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    All of those dreamy layers have me drooling! I need one(or three!) in my life! ;) Pinned!

    • Rachel — September 23rd, 2014 @ 7:45 am

      Thanks Jocelyn!

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