Dessert Desserts Fruit Kitchen Winter Holidays

Ginger Snaps Apple Parfait

By Bobby Lozano & Heather Anzallo

These Ginger Snaps Apple Parfaits are creamy, crunchy, lightly spiced with cinnamon, and make the perfect easy dessert for fall and winter gatherings. Filled with a fresh apple cream cheese filling, these individual desserts are easy to make and sure to be a hit!


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Ginger Snap Crumble

Apple Cheesecake Filling

  • 2 apples, sliced thinly (about 4 cups, with or without skin)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp Dizzy Pig Pineapple Head Seasoning
  • 24 oz (1 tub) Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake Mix

Homemade Whipped Cream

  • 8 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp white sugar


Prepare the Ginger Snap Crumble

  1. Place all the ginger snap cookies in a large Ziplock bag, remove excess air and seal the bag
  2. With a rolling pin, crush the cookies into a crumble mix
  3. In a medium microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt the butter in the microwave for about 45 seconds
  4. Add Pineapple Head seasoning and ginger snap crumble to the butter and mix with a spoon. Cover and place in the fridge.

Prepare the Apple Cheesecake Filling

  1. Put the apple mixture, lemon juice, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, Pineapple Head seasoning and water in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil
  2. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook until the apples are fork tender, from 10 to 20 minutes
  3. Refrigerate the apple mixture until chilled, about 15 minutes
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chilled apples with Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake mix and mix well

Make whipped cream

  1. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer with whisk attachment, whip heavy cream on medium-high speed
  2. While whisking, add sugar slowly until whipping cream is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes


  1. Layer the parfaits, starting with a layer of ginger snap cookie crumble on the bottom of each individual cup
  2. Next add a layer of apple cheesecake filling to your liking
  3. Top with homemade whipped cream, some more crumble for presentation, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!