*NOTE: Begin by using 1 tablespoon lavender then add more if needed once applesauce is cooked. Another option is to use 1/2-1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers.
STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS: Cut apples into 2" chunks. Combine all ingredients in a pan and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover pan and simmer until apples are softened, about 40 minutes. Remove vanilla bean pod.
CROCK POT DIRECTIONS: Cut apples into 2" chunks. Combine all ingredients in crock pot. Cover pot, and cook apple mixture on LOW for 3-4 hours or until apples are soft enough to puree. Remove vanilla bean pod.
Using potato masher or immersion blender puree mixture to desired consistency.
Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve warm or chilled.