Featured Recipe – Apple Pie Parfaits

Eila Johnson is a New Canaan mom of two young children and author of the full plate blog, which was recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Sites for Women. This month, she shares a simple, family-friendly recipe with Walter Stewart’s shoppers that takes advantage of local apples that are in season. This recipe has quickly become one of her children’s favorite breakfasts and after school snacks!
Apple Pie Parfaits
(makes 6 individual parfaits)
6-8 organic apples, washed, skin on, rough chopped*
4 cups Greek Yogurt *
2 cups granola *
maple syrup* (optional)
cinnamon* (optional)

In a medium-sized saucepan, heat the rough chopped apples with about ¼ cup of water, until apples begin to soften. This should take about 12-15 minutes. You may leave the applesauce as is (chunky), or run it through a food processor if you prefer it smoother. (We leave ours chunky.) The applesauce will store for several days in the fridge. I like to get this step done when I have a few minutes to cook, then assembly of the parfaits takes mere minutes on busy school mornings, or as a quick after school snack!
To make the parfaits, simply alternate: applesauce, a sprinkling of granola, a dollop of yogurt, and a drizzle of maple syrup (optional) until cup is filled.
*Note on ingredients: I have not specified exact brands, since this recipe is easily adaptable with your favorite brands/flavors of yogurt and granola. But, if you’d like to follow along exactly, here’s what I used and where each item is found in Walter Stewart’s Market:

  • 4 organic Braeburn and 3 organic Honeycrisp apples (produce section)
  • 17.6 oz tub Fage Greek Yogurt Total (dairy case)
  • Ola granola, No Nut Vanilla variety (cereal aisle, up top at the end where the freshly baked La Brea breads are displayed)
  • Highland Sugarworks Grade A Medium Amber Maple Syrup (aisle 7 next to the baking supplies)
Here is the recipe in photos, for those who like a visual. I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as mine does!