Roasted Applesauce

Bree, Baked Bree

Roasting apples in sugar and spice give them a warmth that's perfect for fall, rainy days or even just an afternoon snack. Use a mixture of apples for the fullest flavor. This applesauce is great served along pork dishes.
10 min Prep Time
30 min Cook Time
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Servings: 8 to 10 servings

Servings: 8 to 10 servings


  • 3 pounds apples, peeled and quartered (use an assortment - Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Macintosh)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • juice from half of a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeded
  • pinch sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, cut into pieces


Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°F. Add apples, water, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla bean, and salt to roasting pan. Add butter pieces to the top of apples.

Step 2

Roast until apples are very soft, about 30 to 40 minutes.

Step 3

Puree using food mill. Serve warm alongside roast pork.
Applesauce can be refrigerated in an airtight jar for 5 days.