Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
Makesabout 3-1/2 cups
- 8 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 3-1/2 pounds)
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a Dutch oven, combine apples, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cover and cook over medium-low heat 30-40 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Mash apples slightly if desired. Serve warm or cold.
Nutrition Facts1/2 cup: 157 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 0 protein.
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Nov 15, 2018
No excuses not to make fresh. This recipe is outstanding. It literally is done in no time at all. I used Gala Apples and I added about a 1/2 cup of apple juice to the pot. I also left out the vanilla. The smell of the simmering apples fills the room with a most wonderful smell . Cooked it low and very slowly. It was so good. A must make in my opinion. TOH VFE
Jan 14, 2018
YUMMY, CHUNKY APPLESAUCE, I ADD CREAM CHEESE, SMALL AMOUNT. I MADE TARTS, OUT OF THIS RECIPE. I COOK THESE IN MY NEW, POWER AIR FRYER OVEN. COOK ON !!
Sep 18, 2017
Love homemade applesauce.
May 10, 2017
I haven't used store-bought applesauce in years. We have a Gravenstein tree in our front yard; when that's not in season, I use Honey Crisp or Granny Smith--we like it fairly tart. Love the vanilla, and I also throw in a pat of butter and a bit of apple juice (makes it smoother) and a teaspoon or so of apple brandy or apple schnapps. But I've never tried brown sugar, only white sugar, and will definitely do so next batch.
Feb 14, 2017
Great flavor! It was quite sweet so I may cut back on either the vanilla or use less brown sugar.
Oct 16, 2016
This was delicious and made my home smell wonderful while it was cooking! I thought the vanilla was a little overwhelming so I would probably cut this down or leave it out next time.
Nov 22, 2015
So good and easy. Easily the best homemade applesauce I've made.
Feb 8, 2015
Love, love, love the addition of the vanilla. I would never have thought about putting vanilla in applesauce, but it just adds that something special.
Nov 3, 2013
Best applesauce ever! I agree with the previous reviewer that the vanilla gives it an extra special flavor. My apples were sweet, so I added lemon juice and cut back on the sugar. Yum!
Oct 20, 2013
Delicious! Maybe a little strong vanilla taste, but definitely a keeper!