It’s time to shake up the classic homemade applesauce recipe! Let’s add a splash of Bourbon and freshly squeezed orange juice, then give it a swirl and simmer with a few apples, a vanilla bean, and cinnamon stick. This is a ‘no fuss’ recipe that doesn’t need any babysitting. Just toss in the ingredients, let simmer for a while, then it’s ready. Full of delicious apples, this no sugar added recipe is sweet enough for dessert or fiber-full enough to be an afternoon snack. Plus, when simmering, this recipe will make your kitchen smell like the holidays!
Don’t have a food mill? You will need to remove the apple seeds and stems before cooking. After the apples have simmered and softened, use a metal colander to force the apples through the bottom holes, pressing down with the back of a spoon or soup ladle. Discard any leftover peeling or apple pieces in the colander bowl that wouldn’t fit through the holes.
To lower the calories, use less Bourbon and substitute with more freshly squeezed orange juice or water.
Each 1/2 cup serving is equal to 1 1/4 serving of fruit.