PumpkinĀ Applesauce

December 7, 2013


Author Notes: This cinnamon spiced pumpkin applesauce is my favorite healthy way to get my pumpkin fix. Perfect served at your holiday table or as a snack topped with a scoop of almond butter! dmichaan

Serves: 2-4

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds fuji apples, cored and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds or 1 tsp extract

Directions

  1. In a heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat, combine apples, cinnamon, vanilla bean (if you are using extract add with the pumpkin puree) and cider (start with 3/4 cup and add the rest if needed while cooking. The liquid will not cover the apples. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat. Simmer the apples, partially covered for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apples are super soft.
  2. Once the apples are nice and tender, remove the vanilla bean. Transfer apples to a food processor. Add pumpkin puree. Puree until smooth.

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