Apple-Date Sauce infused with Vanilla Bean
Place all ingredients into a large stockpot; bring to a boil over medium heat; cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Reduce to medium low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are softened. Taste the liquid and adjust seasoning if desired.
Remove the vanilla bean pod from the pot. Using an immersion blender, puree apples and liquid until smooth (or you can leave slightly chunky if you like). Cool, then transfer to glass jars and store in the refrigerator. Makes about 4 1/2 cups.
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