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Cranberry Apple Parfait

This festive breakfast (or dessert) is packed with seasonal flavor and topped with granola or muesli for added texture. It’s the perfect way to use up leftover homemade cranberry sauce!

Cranberries just don’t get the credit they deserve. Many of us pull them out for Thanksgiving and Christmas because, well, you can’t have a turkey without cranberry sauce, but what then? Do we forget about them for the rest of the season? Heck, no! Let’s make a festive, fruity breakfast or snack. This cranberry apple parfait combines the delicious flavors of cranberry sauce, cinnamon apples, yogurt, and granola for a yummy treat.

cranberry apple parfait in a jar - festive breakfast or dessert for the holidays

First, I just want to say that you don’t have to go with homemade everything to make this parfait. When you’re in a rush, just use apple pie filling and cranberry sauce from the store. Easy peasy.

So we’ll list what you need for the parfait first. There’s also a printable recipe down at the bottom. However, if you’d like to make some homemade cranberry sauce or cinnamon apples, we’ve included the recipes for those in the post as well. You won’t need all of either of those recipes to make parfaits, but they’ll make yummy sides for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Then, you can enjoy the parfaits for dessert!

Cranberry Apple Parfait

(Makes 2 parfaits)

1 cup of vanilla yogurt
1 cup of cranberry sauce
1 cup of apple cinnamon mixture
1-2 tablespoons of cinnamon apple muesli or granola
Fresh raspberries (or fruit of choice)


In a mason jar or cup, add in 1/4 cup of yogurt, 1/4 cup of cranberry sauce, 1/4 cup of cinnamon apples, and repeat. Top with cinnamon apple granola and fruit.

top view of the cranberry sauce in the jar

Cranberry Sauce Recipe


¾ cup of orange juice, pulp-free
¼ cup of water
1 cup of sugar
1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
12oz package of fresh cranberries, rinsed and stems removed


1. In a large pan, bring water, orange juice, and sugar to a boil. Add in cranberries and cinnamon, continue to boil for 5-7 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Once cranberries have all opened, remove from heat and chill covered for three hours. (Sauce will thicken.)

view of the cinnamon apples in the jar

Cinnamon Apple Recipe


2 tablespoons of butter
2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
¼ teaspoon of cinnamon


In a pan over medium-high heat, add butter. Once the butter begins to melt, add in apples and cinnamon. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until apples become tender. Remove from heat.

Homemade Cranberry Apple Parfait in a Mason Jar


cranberry apple parfait in glass jar with granola and raspberries on top

Cranberry Apple Parfaits

Donella Crigger
This colorful cranberry apple parfait is a delicious and fruity dessert that's perfect for fall or winter. Use homemade cranberry sauce and cinnamon apples or some from the store. It's yummy either way!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Sweets
Servings 2 parfaits
Calories 664 kcal


  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup cinnamon apples
  • 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon apple granola
  • handful of fresh raspberries for garnish


  • In a mason jar or cup, add in 1/4 cup of yogurt, 1/4 cup of cranberry sauce, 1/4 cup of cinnamon apples, and repeat.
  • Top with granola and raspberries.


Serving: 1gCalories: 664kcalCarbohydrates: 129gProtein: 12gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 133mgFiber: 14gSugar: 93g
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You don’t want to miss our crock pot apple crisp while you’re here! It’s another great autumn dessert. Our red, white, and blue parfaits are perfect for July 4th.

For more delicious cranberry recipes, check out these posts:

And one beauty recipe from my friend Kristi at The Classy Chapter!


  • I'm Donella, the voice, heart, and wit (sometimes) behind this blog. I homeschool my pre-teen son by day and moonlight as a blogger and freelance writer. I'm a Diet Pepsi aficionado with a bookshelf that's always overflowing. My two dogs—a German Shepherd and a Beagle—are my fluffy shadows. I love planning in my bullet journal almost as much as I love hoarding notebooks and pens. I may be an introvert who missed her calling as a desert hermit, but that just gives me more time to write, right?

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