Thanksgiving Tradition

It has become our tradition to make a huge batch of applesauce every year for Thanksgiving. Seth learned from his dad at a young age how to make the most delicious applesauce from scratch, and now he gets to pass along the recipe to Oliver.  We think you should make a batch for your Thanksgiving feast this year, too!




seth_deroulet-8289Cinnamon Applesauce

15 Granny Smith Apples
1/4-1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Water
1 Stick Salted Butter
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp. Lemon Juice
1 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
4 Cinnamon Sticks

Peel, core, and dice the apples. Combine apples with the water, butter, and cinnamon sticks and bring to a simmer on low until apples are thoroughly cooked. Mash to your desired consistency. Add the vanilla, lemon juice, ground cinnamon, and brown sugar and stir to combine. Adjust sugar and cinnamon to taste depending on how tart your apples are.

Citrus Sangria

This sangria is perfect for your 4th of July celebration! It’s sweet, delicious, and it serves a crowd.

9J0D0135I serve it cold and add all the spices you’d put in an apple pie.

9J0D0058Its ruby hue turns the floating islands of fruit the prettiest color. IMG_0094

I always use Southern Comfort instead of the customary brandy or rum because it comes with it’s own sweet and spiced flavor.


Citrus Sangria

1 Bottle Red Wine
1/4 Cup Triple Sec
1/2 Cup Southern Comfort Whiskey
1/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
2 Cups Citrus Juice (Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon)
2 Cinnamon Sticks
1 Star Anise
1 Vanilla Bean, split
10 Cloves, whole
1 Orange, sliced
1 Lemon, sliced


Combine ingredients, except sliced citrus, in a large pitcher and stir. Refrigerate overnight for the best flavor. Add the sliced citrus just before serving. Enjoy!

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