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Cheesy Apple Pie in a Glass

No recipe image available.A parfait dessert of apples and raisins with mascarpone cheese, layered with crushed cinnamon graham crackers.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup cinnamon graham crackers, crushed (8 squares total)
2 (4 cups) sweet-tart apples (Jonathan, McIntosh, Lady, Gravenstein), peeled, cored and thinly sliced
2/3 cup apple juice
3 tablespoons raisins
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice - divided use
1/4 teaspoon rum flavoring
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Mascarpone cheese
1 cup frozen vanilla yogurt (or vanilla ice cream)
Fresh apple slices for garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. In an uncovered saucepan, combine apples, apple juice, raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon allspice. Cook until apples are tender and juices have thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes on medium-low heat.
  2. Stir in run flavoring and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Once chilled, stir in vanilla, remaining 1/4 teaspoon allspice and Mascarpone cheese, mix well.
  4. Layer half of apple mixture on the bottom of 4 parfait glasses, followed by half of the graham crackers, then all of the frozen vanilla yogurt. Follow with remaining apple mixture and top with remaining graham crackers.
  5. Garnish with fresh apple slices if desired. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.