Gluten-Free Apple Pie Crumble Parfait in a Jar

gluten free apple pie parfait
Gluten free apple pie parfait photo by Tim Horel
Prep time: 20 mins
Calories: 413

This recipe was originally published in 2015.

While these little parfait pies are usually served in glass jars, prepare them in unbreakable parfait cups for game day. Big on apple and rum flavor, they’re super-tasty and easy to make. The apple filling can be made 1 to 2 days ahead and refrigerated in a covered container.

Yields 4 servings


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter or Spectrum shortening
  • 6-8 tart apples, peeled, cut into a ¼-inch dice
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ⅓ cup dark rum
  • 2 packages gluten-free shortbread cookies or graham cookies, broken


1In a large sauté pan, heat butter until melted. Add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg and cook, stirring occasionally, until apples caramelize and liquid reduces to a sauce, about 15 minutes. (If your pan isn’t big enough, do this in batches.)

2Remove pan from heat. (Turn off your stovetop burner to avoid catching the rum on fire.) Add rum and stir to combine. Return pan to stovetop and turn on heat. Cook until rum has reduced. Cool completely.

3To assemble parfaits, crumble cookies in the bottom of each parfait cup. Top with a layer of apple filling. Repeat layers until cups are ⅔ full, ending with a little crumble on top. Serve at room temperature.

1 serving contains 413 calories, 13g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 33mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 68g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 36g sugars, 4g protein.