Red Hot Applesauce

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, October 25, 2010

This is quite possibly the easiest homemade applesauce out there.  Two ingredients.  One bowl.  One masher.  One awesome treat.

See, my grandma has been making cinnamon apples for as long as I can remember.  And for as long as I can remember, I eat at least two helpings and usually am lucky enough to get to take the leftovers home with me too.  And last year on one of her visits out to see us, she brought homemade applesauce for my daughter, which totally made her day…and mine and The Phoenix’s as well.  The applesauce she brought though was one that takes a little more effort than I have most days, so she suggested this.  (This is basically cinnamon apples mashed up.)  Genius!

I can whip this up in about 20 minutes and the little birds are thrilled.  Wanna see how to make it?

Peel, core and cut up apples and throw ’em in a large glass bowl.  (This recipe can easily be doubled.)

Sprinkle with red hots.  Aren’t they purty?

Which are these, in case you’re wondering…

And you just microwave until they apples are soft and the red hots are melted.  Mash them up and ta da!  Cinnamon-y, subtly sweet, applesauce!

Red Hot Applesauce

recipe from Grandma Pease
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes.
  • Ready in 22 Minutes.
  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • 5 apples of your choice, peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 box Red Hot candies
  • Place apples in a large microwaveable-safe bowl. Sprinkle red hots on top of the apples.
  • Cover loosely and microwave on high for 4 minutes; stir. Cover again and microwave another 3 minutes, or until apples are soft and red hots are melted.
  • Mash with potato masher for a chunkier applesauce or an immersion blender for a smoother texture, but be careful, it is hot! Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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