Friday, January 8, 2010

Velvety Apple Sauce

I don't know why but I suddenly had this urge to make apple sauce. I've never done it before but it seemed easy enough. So here it is! I kind of improvised but ultimately, in the end, I wound up with a deliciously velvety, cinnamon-y apple sauce.
I've been craving oatmeal lately so I thought apple sauce would be the perfect addition to my morning oatmeal; adding a hint of sweetness without having to add loads of sugar! It was delicious! Don't worry, a delicious baked oatmeal recipe will be up soon :)

Mmmm or enjoy by the spoonful (see those pretty vanilla bean specks?)

Velvety Apple Sauce
Yields: about 6 - 8 servings

8 apples, peeled, cored and cubed (I used golden delicious)
1/4 cup water
1 - 2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsn. brown sugar (more or less, to your liking)
1/2 vanilla bean, scraped

In a large saucepan, combine the apples, water, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla (seeds and pods). Mix everything together then heat oven medium-high heat for about 15 minutes or until the apples are cooked through and soft. Let the mixture cool for 5 - 10 minutes then transfer the mixture into a food processor (making sure to remove the vanilla bean pods). Pulse until everything is well processed and the apple sauce is smooth. Enjoy warm or cold!


  1. Ooooo I've never thought about putting it on oatmeal, sounds good

  2. I so need to make this for my husband some day!