Apple, Pear & Caramel Trifle

The gooey caramel, crunchy granola, and rich flavour of the roasted fruits make this trifle a winner with kids and adults.

Apple, Pear & Caramel Trifle

Photo: images by kerri Photography


Apple, Pear & Caramel Trifle

Yield: 4 Servings


  • 3 large apples, peeled, cored, cut into small cubes
  • 3 pears, peeled, cored, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • caramel sauce (recipe below)
  • 1 cup 35% cream
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups granola
  • 2 plastic pastry bags
  • apple chips (for decoration)
  • Caramel Sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup 35% cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla


    Prepare fruit layer:
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. In a large bowl, toss apples & pears in lemon juice.
  2. On a baking sheet in the oven, melt butter and leave until golden. Pour onto fruit mix and stir.
  3. Spread fruit in single layer on baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes, turning fruit over once.
  4. When fruit is soft, remove sheet from oven and let cool.
  5. Make caramel sauce:
  6. Place all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium low heat for about 7 minutes, whisking constantly until mixture thickens. (If it gets too thick to pour, add more cream). Cool.
  7. Make whipped cream:
  8. Using an electric mixer, beat together the cream, sugar and vanilla until the cream forms soft peaks.
  9. To Assemble:
  10. Fill one pastry bag with whipped cream and the other with caramel.
  11. Pipe whipped cream into bottom of each glass, then layer with granola, then fruit, then caramel. Repeat until glass is nearly full, ending with whipped cream.
  12. Top each glass with an apple chip.

Author: LocalParent

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