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    Cory Schreiber's Applesauce

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    Total Time:

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    50 mins

    15 mins

    35 mins

    Cookgirl's Note:

    This recipe can easily be made in larger batches for the freezer. This is from Portland chef and cookbook author Cory Schreiber’s wonderful cookbook, “Wildwood — Cooking from the Source in the Pacific Northwest.” If you have a good source for fresh, seasonal apples, consider making large batches of this wonderful sauce and storing in the freezer. And although this recipe produces a puree, the sauce can be left chunky by not putting it through a blender at the end of the cooking process. Happy first day of Autumn!

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    • 2 cups unsweetened apple juice
    • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (original recipe calls for 1/4 cup undiluted orange juice concentrate)
    • 2 tablespoons sugar (can substitute agave, honey, etc.)
    • 3 whole cloves
    • 2 star anise pods
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seed (crushed lightly in a pestle and mortar to release the oil)
    • 3 large flavorful apples, such as Braeburn, McIntosh (or a combination of apples) or 3 large golden delicious apples, peeled, cored and chopped (or a combination)
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


    1. 1
      In a medium saucepan, combine the apple juice, orange juice (concentrate), sugar, cloves, star anise, cinnamon and fennel.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil, immediately reduce heat, and simmer for approximately 20 minutes to reduce the liquid by half. Strain the liquid into a heatproof bowl to remove the spices.
    3. 3
      Return the liquid to the pan and add the apples. Bring back to a boil then simmer for 15 minutes, or until the apples are tender.
    4. 4
      Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Let cool.
    5. 5
      In a food processor, process the applesauce until smooth.
    6. 6
      Serve warm, or let cool and store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
    7. 7
      For long-term storage, pack into freezer containers leaving 1" head space and freeze (for up to 12 months without the sauce suffering in quality).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 04, 2013


      What is wrong with me?!? I should have this recipe!<br/>At first I doubted the addition of fennel. Fennel in applesauce? But me oh my what a lovely accent to this healthy delight. I didn't have star anise but after looking online I found that fennel can be a sub. So, more fennel. I might ease up on the orange juice concentrate just a little bit, but other than that, this tasted marvelous. Almost like a spiced cider applesauce. My picky toddler loved it too! Great choice for October Veggie Swap '11

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    Nutritional Facts for Cory Schreiber's Applesauce

    Serving Size: 1 (1261 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 364.7
    Calories from Fat 14
    Total Fat 1.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 21.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 92.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.7 g
    Sugars 74.0 g
    Protein 1.5 g

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