Caramel Apple Trifles

Introducing Tiff’s Corner!! Tiff is Tracie’s older sister (and for all intents and purposes, Jess’ older sister). She is a FABULOUS, AMAZING, WONDERFUL, INVENTIVE (we could go on and on.. and on) baker. She has a talent for making so many decadent baked treats. She made caramel apple trifles, which, of all the things she makes, is pretty simple!


  • Cinnamon Whip Cream: 1 c whipping cream, 1/2 c powdered sugar, 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Apples: 3 diced apples, 2 tsp lemon juice, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 2 tsp cinnamon, 6 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp
  • Caramel: 1/2 c sugar, 3 tbsp salted butter (cubed/room temp), 1/4 c heavy cream (room temp)
  • 1 c granola

The only real cooking to be done is the apples (& the caramel if you wish to make it at home). Everything else is easy-peasy lemon-squeezy.

1. Dice the apples into mini apple cubes
2. Add the nutmeg, lemon juice, brown sugar , and apples to the pan
3. Cook the apples to a golden brown color:

Caramel Apple Trifles apple cook

The caramel is a surprisingly easy process, although making this delicious dessert sauce at home makes you really aware of how much sugar goes into this thing..

Heat the sugar on medium-high heat and whisk until the sugar has melted (5 min). Once it has melted, remove from heat and add butter. When fully combined, add the heavy cream, whisk until it’s incorporated. Cool.

For much more detailed instructions: Here (Thanks Life, Love, and Sugar!)

Tiff’s homemade caramel is THE BEST.

Caramel Apple Trifles caramel made

For a visual representation on how to layer the trifle: Caramel Apple Trifles collage

Top (left to right): 1. Whip Cream 2. Cinnamon 3. Granola 4. Cooked Apples
Bottom (left to right): 1. Caramel 2. Whip Cream 3. Cinnamon 4. Caramel Drizzle


**You may also substitute the whip cream for vanilla bean ice cream to make your Caramel Apple Trifles a Caramel Apple Trifle Sundae. It is equally delicious and probably equally fat. Meh, its the holidays. Deal with it.

It is one of the travesties of the world that we can not send you virtual desserts through our screens. We can only do so much! It’s just the right amount of crunch, warmth, and decadence to be a staple in anyone’s fall kitchen itinerary. But, you’ll be pining for this dish all year long! (Make sure to clean the drool of your keyboard!)


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