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Recipe: Oven-Roasted Applesauce Scented with Rosemary and Vanilla

Summary: The clean, pure flavor of apples caramelized in the oven shines through, with notes of rosemary and fragrant vanilla, in this rustic oven-baked applesauce.

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 2 ½-3 pound apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks (I used a mix of Fuji, Honeycrisp and Green Dragon; use what you like)
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon Heilala vanilla paste [1]
  • 1 teaspoon boiled apple cider

Instructions

  1. Lightly brush some olive oil in a 9- by 13-inch baking dish. Turn oven on to 375 degrees.Oven-Roasted Applesauce Scented with Rosemary and Vanilla | www.ShockinglyDelicious.com [2]
  2. Add apples to baking dish, sprinkle with rosemary and bake, uncovered, for about 35 minutes. Test apples with a knife to make sure they are soft.Oven-Roasted Applesauce Scented with Rosemary and Vanilla | www.ShockinglyDelicious.com [3]
  3. If done, remove dish from oven, add butter, salt, vanilla paste and boiled cider. Mash with a potato masher, right in the dish, until apples are chunky and everything is mixed well. (Butter will melt into the hot apples.)
  4. Scrape into a serving bowl and either serve warm, or serve at room temperature.
  5. Serves 4-6.

SourceOven-Roasted Applesauce Scented with Rosemary and Vanilla | www.ShockinglyDelicious.com [4]

Recipe and food photos by Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

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Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Diet type: Vegetarian, vegan
Number of servings (yield): 4-6
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 

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