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Ay ideas to "exoticize" applesauce?

I'm about to stew down a dozen apples.

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  1. I made baked apples and, by accident, used cumin instead of cinnamon. They were very "exotic". ;-)

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      1. re: sunshine842

        I apologize for not making that clear. NO! They weren't good, but they did taste exotic.

        1. re: grampart

          that's what I figured -- but there are those who aspire to "exotic"

          1. re: sunshine842

            Perhaps it would have been better if the taste buds weren't expecting cinnamon. We do like our cumin but, try as we might, we couldn't get into those apples.

            1. re: grampart

              Yeah, I'm not sure I'd really give that one a thumbs-up, either....I might have tried stirring them into a tajine or couscous, but to eat them as cumin apples, not so much.

    1. Thanks, I'll do it right now
      Cumin.....hmmm.....

      1. cinnamon, fresh ginger and garam masala

        1. Vanilla bean and star anise.

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          1. re: 4Snisl

            I was going to say star anise - it tastes so delicious and aromatic!

          2. What's wrong with regular old cinnamon enhanced applesauce??-

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            1. re: caiatransplant

              Tons of cinnamon, plus maybe a few Red Hots? That's about it.