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vanilla bean applesauce

as we continue on through our daily cycle of Zoom work meetings & face time calls with friends, I will begin making MNDAY BFAST every morning, because every day during this horrid pandemic should start with creativity & productivity. please join me & make some delicious recipes for your family!

(serves 4 & takes 70 minutes)


6 large Granny Smith apples

4 oz unsalted butter

1 cup apple cider

¾ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp kosher salt

½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise

1 tbsp bourbon (optional)


1. preheat oven to 350°F. place apples on a baking sheet & bake for 45 minutes. remove skins, core, & seeds. pulse in a food processor until coarse.

2. in a medium pot over medium heat, melt butter. add apple purée, apple cider, cinnamon, & salt. scrape in vanilla seeds. reduce heat to low, & cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. remove from heat & stir in bourbon (if using). serve in bowls.


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