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cinnamon-vanilla-applesauce-recipeGive your applesauce a kick with the delicious taste of cinnamon and vanilla! It’s a comforting and tasty treat for the holidays and winter. 


  • 5 pounds of apples (about 14, Gala apples works well)
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract  


  1. Peel the skin from the apples and slice into chunks. 
  2. Place in wide, heavy saucepan and add 1 cup of water (add more depending on how thick or thin you want sauce). Turn on medium heat.
  3. Combine all other ingredients. Cook covered and stir occasionally with spoon, adding more cider as needed to prevent scorching.
  4. Wait until apples have broken down (50-60 minutes). Mash large pieces with spoon.
  5. Remove from heat. Serve at warm or room temperature.


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