Wow this is a delicious applesauce! For me the addition of the vanilla really gave it that something special. I scaled the recipe to 1 lb of apples (used Granny Smith) and did not peel them for a more rustic texture. Loved this - thanks for sharing the recipe!
I really liked the flavor the vanilla bean added to this dish but I felt there was a bit too much of another flavor - possibly the nutmeg. From adding nutmeg to it and then the nutmeg in the all spice.
Truly a 5 star recipe, this is simply delicious. Not difficult to make and sure a lot better than store bought. I made a half recipe using Ambrosia apples. In turn I used this to make Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies using the spice in the applesauce for that ask for in the muffins . All sugar was replaced with Splenda. I should add that I left the spice at the original amount even though I just made half the recipe.