Slow-cooked apples with sugar, spices and yummy vanilla bean. Serve with scones, toast, crumpets, pork, yogurt, cheddar cheese and crackers, gingerbread, oh … the list is endless!



15 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
into small cubes. Use a blend of
apples for a fuller flavor.
1 cup cane sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
3 Rodelle Vanilla Beans, split and
scraped (reserve bean pod)
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt


Place all ingredients into a crock

pot and stir to blend. Cover and cook

on high for about an hour.

Reduce heat to low, stir, and then

add the reserved Rodelle Vanilla Bean

pods to top of the apples. At this

point taste the apple mixture. If you

want it sweeter, add more sugar, but

not more than 1 cup.

Cook on low heat, stirring

occasionally, until mixture is

thickened and dark brown (about 10 to

11 hours).

Carefully remove the vanilla bean

pods, then using an immersion

blender, blend apple mixture until


Cook uncovered on low heat for

another hour. Cool slightly before

spooning into containers.

Cover and refrigerate, or freeze.