This homemade applesauce, which is good enough to double as dessert, can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.
- 1 lb. McIntosh apples (2 large apples)
- 1 lb. Granny Smith apples (2 large apples)
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
- 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tbs. brown sugar, optional
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Peel, core and quarter apples. Combine apples, 1 cup water, vanilla bean and lemon juice in saucepan, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes, or until apples are tender. Stir in brown sugar, if desired.
- Remove pan from heat. Let cool, remove vanilla bean and whisk until chunky sauce forms. Stir in vanilla.
- Serving Size: Serves 5
- Calories: 80
- Carbohydrate Content: 20 g
- Fiber Content: 2 g
- Sugar Content: 16 g