Too Sweet Applesauce

I “found” a bag of apples in the bottom of the pantry that I’d forgotten about. They were going soft, so I stewed up some Applesauce. It was a little too sweet and had a strong vanilla taste, but I bet it will be tasty mixed into some oatmeal tomorrow morning!

adapted from Cooking Light Complete Cookbook

4 pounds cooking apples, cored and sliced into wedges
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine ingredients in a large pot over medium heat. Cook 30 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and pass through a sieve or use a food mill to remove skins.

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