Cory Schreiber's Applesauce

Recipe by COOKGIRl
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 2 cups


  • 2
    cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 14
    cup freshly squeezed orange juice (original recipe calls for 1/4 cup undiluted orange juice concentrate)
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar (can substitute agave, honey, etc.)
  • 2
    star anise pods
  • 14
    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)
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a medium saucepan, combine the apple juice, orange juice (concentrate), sugar, cloves, star anise, cinnamon and fennel.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Let cool.
  • In a food processor, process the applesauce until smooth.
  • Serve warm, or let cool and store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • 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).