Last Minute Cake for Your Coffee

You’re having friends over for coffee when suddenly you realize you have nothing to serve with the coffee (or tea, or chocolate…). You may want to serve something home made, but that doesn’t mean you have an hour to spare. So what do you do? You make these apple pies.

We found this recipe at Yammie’s Noshery and there are plenty of other recipes there that could put you in a food coma, of the nicer kind.

 Two Minute Apple Pie Parfaits

1 firm apple
1 tablespoon brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (more or less, depending on what you like)
Granola and/or ice cream for topping (This is my favorite granola recipe. Here’s a healthier version)

Peal and chop the apple. Toss it with the brown sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, and cinnamon. Microwave for about 1 minute or until the apples are tender. Top with granola and ice cream if desired.

You can multiply this recipe for as many parfaits as you want. You can either mix it all up and divide it into the glasses and cook them each separately, or you can mix it all up, cook it and then divide it into the glasses. If you cook all the apples in one bowl for multiple servings, just stir after each minute until the apples are done.

Of course you still have to serve proper coffee with the pies. If you don’t have one already make sure that for next time you get some fresh coffee beans, a coffee grinder and a French press if you don’t have an espresso machine. If you want to go the extra mile, roast your own green beans. If you are reading this because you want to save time finding an easy recipe we are guessing you aren’t the type though. You can, however, buy coffee online from us, saving you trips to the shops.