6 Reasons I love this Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Trifle recipe:
- It is SUPER EASY. Like super easy. As in, even if you make all the ingredients from scratch, all the ingredients are so EASY themselves, so the trifle is still EASY.
- The finish product makes the recipe seem way more difficult than it actually is, and therefore FANCY.
- Utilization of my current favorite Fall recipe: Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Apples!
- You can make a larger, for scoop-able sharing, beautifully layered trifle to bring to the table at Friendsgiving, OR you can make individual desserts for everyone in the small dessert glassware you have gathering dust in the cabinet. Or if you are like me, you sloppily spoon it into Ball Jars because chucky stripes were always my preference to pin stripes.
- Speaking for Friendsgiving, the entire time I worked on this deliciousness, I thought about one of the BEST episode of Friends ever, The One Where Ross Got High. This is one of my most favorite episodes of the show, definitely Canon Worthy in my opinion, which is why this is considered a “reason” on this list of reasons why I love this recipe.
By the way, in case you want to make a copy of Rachel Green’s infamous “Traditional English Trifle” for your own Turkey Day table, the internet has got you covered: How to Make Rachel’s Thanksgiving Trifle and How to Survive Serving It and It was Gross, then Good, then Really Gross
- This recipe is easily customizable, which makes the individual serving idea an extra fun one! This would be a great dessert for everyone to prep together, layering their ingredients of choice into their Ball jar before screwing on a lid [I love this type for reusability which I’ve seen at Target, Wal-mart and on Amazon, too] and storing in the fridge for when dessert came around. [Don’t forget to label them!]
It’s like an at-home take on the Fro-Yo craze, right? Each human determining their own right amount of crunch to soft ratio. Each mouth prepared for the flavor dynamics of repetitive layers. The ability to add peanuts or nut butter without sending anyone to the hospital. Everyone wins!
- It fits into this week’s Recipe Wednesday Link-Up Theme over at HealthyLivingBlogs.com: Thanksgiving Desserts!
Fellow bloggers; you can link-up your own dessert recipes in the link-up, too! If you add a recipe that fits the weekly theme, we share your recipe on social media. It’s a great way to support the HLB community and promote your blog, too. Add your recipes here: Recipe Wednesday: #TurkeyDayYums Dessert Time
Here’s how I layered my ingredients in these individual Jar Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Trifles:
Super Simple Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Cinnamon Apples
small cubes of Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar Swirl Bread
extra syrup from the apples
Cheesecake flavored pudding [I made mine from a JELL-O mix]
Toasted Maple Cinnamon Oats [recipe below]
more syrup from the apples
HOLY DELICIOUSNESS, BATMAN. Get a spoon. Next time I’m tossing some toasted pecans into the mix!
Toasted Maple Cinnamon Oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup (packed) brown sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup butter, melted [salted is a-okay in this one!]
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, placing a rack in the middle of the oven.
- Combine ingredients in a bowl, folding and stirring until well coated.
- Spread evenly on a baking sheet.
- Bake 10-30 minutes, depending on your desired crunch level. The longer you let it bake, the closer an eye you should keep on it. It can burn quickly if you aren’t paying attention.
- Cool on pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to storage dish to finish cooling.
- Once cool enough to touch, crumble any large pieces and set aside for use in Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake Trifle.