Applesauce With Lavender

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READY IN: 45mins
YIELD: 4 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    lbs apples, cored, seeded (your choice to peel)
  • 1 -2
    tablespoon dried lavender, crushed to release flavor (read *NOTE)
  • 12
    vanilla bean, sliced down the side to release flavor
  • 14
    1/4 cup lemon juice or 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1
    teaspoon orange zest or 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2
    tablespoons honey (or 1/4 cup raw sugar)
  • 1
    tablespoon butter
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DIRECTIONS

  • *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.
  • Freezes well.
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