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!