Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Vanilla Applesauce


As promised, here is the applesauce we made with some of apples we picked over the weekend.  We actually made two different kinds.  We made a classic applesauce (recipe here) that was easy and turned out really great (no picture of that one, sorry!).  But then I wanted to try something a little different, so we made a vanilla applesauce.  The vanilla applesauce was amazing!  Here the recipe for the batch we made; feel free to change the recipe according to the apples you have and how much cinnamon and sugar you like.  It's a big pot of apples; I don't think you can go wrong!


Vanilla Applesauce
7 Granny Smith apples
7 Pink Lady apples
2 cups apple cider
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup sugar + 3 Tbsp
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 vanilla bean

Peel, core, and chop the apples.  Place in a large stockpot.  Pour lemon juice and cider over all the apples, stir with a wooden spoon.  Add in the sugar and cinnamon.  Split the vanilla bean length-wise, scrape the vanilla into the pot, and then throw in the pod.  Stir all ingredients together.  Cover and heat over medium heat for 50-60 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so.  Remove from heat and remove the pod.  Break up any remaining apple chunks with the wooden spoon.  Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.  (We also froze half of ours.)

source:  recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

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26 comments:

  1. this is looking soo good right about now.

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  2. i ate so many apple sauce at high school (as snack) i just got tired and stopped eating it haha.. now, that homemade one looks delicious!!! weird to have a crave of apple sauce again?

    kisses,
    teresa
    www.trend-ish.com

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  3. vanilla. applesauce. such an amazing idea. reason number 7290472910471 i want to live near you.

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  4. YUM! I just tried a Washington gold apple for the first time the other day and man oh man! SO tasty!

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  5. I've never even thought of vanilla applesauce. Clever ole martha

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  6. I've never made applesauce but I LOVE it! You make it sound really easy so maybe I will try it out!

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  7. My I love applesauce! And your pictures are getting awesome! :-)

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  8. MMM that sounds right up my alley! I wish I knew of a good place to go apple picking around here because I'd do this in a heart beat!

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  9. Yes please!!! Definitely loving this. Great for babies too!

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  10. I have never put vanilla in applesauce...such a wonderful idea.

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  11. I wonder what this tastes like... I feel like the vanilla could be over-powering, no? HAPPY HUMP DAY!

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  12. that looks so yummy!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe girl ;-)

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  13. This sounds like a great spin on applesauce...I'll have to try this next time!

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  14. Yum! This looks so good right now. I actually just ran out of my homemade applesauce so I definitely think I will be giving your recipe a try!

    xo

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  15. This is probably a little more tastier too!

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  16. Woo, I love apple sauce, I actually make it without any sugar but will totally have to put in vanilla!

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  17. I want some of that now! It sounds sooo good! I am totally in to apples right now, I eat one every day with my lunch!

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  18. This looks wonderful! I've been trying to eat down my stash of apples from our picking adventure - this is an awesome way to bring in fall!

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  19. i used to make applesauce all the time and you have inspired me to make a big pot of it! so delicious and easy!

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  20. This seriously looks so good right now! Thanks for the recipe!

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  21. Mmm, this looks delish! What lovely pics. I wish I had gone apple picking this fall...

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  22. Vanilla applesauce....why haven't I thought of this? I keep vanilla bean paste in my kitchen at all times. Thinking it would be perfect for this.

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