The Freshman Cook: Pumpkin Apple Harvest Parfait

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This Pumpkin Apple Harvest Parfait takes the best flavors of fall and puts them together in a way that celebrates each taste on it’s own, yet brings the house down with the flavor combination! They really are the perfect pairing! The spicy flavor of the pumpkin roll and the tart, but sweet flavor of the sauteed apples makes this parfait the perfect ending to your fall meals! As we are getting closer and closer to Thanksgiving and the holidays, our thoughts turn to family dinners, neighborhood parties, and spending special time with special people. These parfaits are an easy, make ahead desserts your family and guests will love. I used small 12 ounce jars to serve these parfaits. I bought the Pumpkin Spice Biscuits from the refrigerated section of the grocery where they sell biscuits. If you can’t find the pumpkin biscuits, you could substitute cinnamon rolls, or even caramel rolls.They will be just as yummy! Pumpkin Apple Harvest Parfait

 (printable recipe) (makes 4) 1 package of Pumpkin Spice Biscuits Icing Tub from package of biscuits  3 Granny Smith Apples 1-2 teaspoons Lemon Juice 2 tablespoon Butter 4 tablespoons of  Dark Brown Sugar 1 1/2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream 1/2 cup Sugar 2-3 teaspoons Milk 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice 1-2 teaspoons Sugar

Bake Pumpkin Spice Biscuits according to package directions. Let icing thaw.

Peel and core the apples. Chop the apples into small bite size chunks. Place the chopped apples into a bowl of cold water, and add the lemon juice. Let sit for 10 minutes. Drain apples completely.

Melt butter in pan and add apples. Heat on medium for 5-7 minutes. As apples begin to soften, add brown sugar and saute for 5 minutes more, or until they are as soft as you would like. I like to saute mine until they are soft, but still have a little crunch. Sugar should be completely melted and the apples well caramelized. Let apples cool.
Make whipped cream by adding the whipping cream, and the sugar, and mix on high until whipped.
Mix together the pumpkin spice frosting and the milk, 1 teaspoon at a time until you have a  consistency that will drizzle over the whipping cream.
Chop the biscuits into small bite size pieces.
Start building your parfait with the pumpkin spice biscuit pieces on the bottom. Top the biscuit pieces with sauteed apples, then some whipped cream and then another layer of all three again. Drizzle the pumpkin frosting over the whipped cream. Sprinkle some additional pumpkin spice mix over the whipped cream and drizzle.
 Enjoy! and Thanks for joining me today!

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