Chunky Ginger Apple Sauce

  • 210 mins
  • 14 ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs apples, mixed varieties
  • 1-2 granny smith apples
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger, sliced into 1/8 inch slices
  • 2-3 tbs sweet ginger bits
  • 1-3 star anise pieces, broken
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp allspice, ground
This is a wonderful chunky apple sauce, flavored with ginger, star anise, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves and cardamon.

  • Peel and core the apples, then cut into large chunks.
  • Mix with the lemon juice immediately to prevent browning.
  • Place the apples, ginger, sweet ginger bits, star anise, vanilla in a slow cooker or heavy pan with a cover.
  • Add the apple cider and stir.
  • Cook on low for 3 hours.
  • If cooking on the stove top in a pan, stir every half hour, then add the ground spices, salt and vanilla extract for the final 30 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

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