6 large apples, cored, peeled and diced (I used Lobo apples)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp maple syrup, or more to taste
3/4 tsp cinnamon, or more to taste
1/2 cup water
For the Parfaits
4 cups plain greek yogurt, or vanilla
1/2 cup granola, or other nuts of choice
For the applesauce, combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid and simmer for an additional 10 minutes or so, until the apples are tender and can be easily mashed. Add a little more water if needed. Mash the apples until desired texture, or puree in a blender or food processor for a smoother sauce. Feel free to add more syrup or cinnamon to taste. Chill.
Layer yogurt, applesauce, and granola in a bowl or mason jar.
For the applesauce, I used Lobo apples, but you can use any kind. The firmer the apples, the more time it will need to simmer on the stove.
Applesauce stored in a mason jar will last about 7 days in the fridge.