Cinnamon Vanilla Apple Sauce
With a fall chill in the air, warm homemade applesauce is the perfect healthy comfort food. Fresh picked apples make the most flavorful and sweet sauce.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Yield: 2 quarts
- 6 Cortland Apples, cored & cubed
- 6 Honey Crisp Apples, peeled, cored & cubed
- (Total of about 12 cups of cubed apples)
- 1 C water
- 1 Vanilla Bean, whole
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan on the stove over low-medium heat.
Add water (more if needed). Stir every few minutes. Continue until apples are mushy.
Remove from heat. Discard Cinnamon Stick. Remove Vanilla Bean, slice lengthwise and scrape the paste out of the shell.
Puree apple mixture and vanilla paste in Vitamix. Add water if needed.
Enjoy warm or chilled.
Note: I like to leave the peel on about half of the apples to add to the color of the applesauce.