Peel and dice the apples into small cubes. Mix the starch (corn, tapioca) into the apple juice. Place all ingredients into a medium saucepan. Cut a slit in the vanilla bean and scrape the insides into the pan, add the bean and tiny seeds to the mixture.
Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes.
This is the filling for Old Fashioned Apple Filled Cake Donuts.
Use this quick apple filling as a topping for pancakes, a filling for donuts or pies, or a topping for ice cream.
The vanilla bean should be removed at the end. You can rinse it off and set it out to try to re-use in another recipe. (It can be re-used several times before the flavor is fully gone.
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