Friday, March 19, 2010

Cinnamon Applesauce

As a child I always marveled over the pink applesauce on the grocery store shelves, but mom would never let us buy it. She said it was plain applesauce or none. I'm not really sure on her reasoning behind that...

So when I found this recipe in a Taste of Home cookbook I decided to whip up a batch. I should take a side street here and mention that I can no longer stand store boughten applesauce of any kind. I had a jar in my refrigerator a few weeks back and poured some to go with my lunch and I just wasn't satisfied. I guess once you go homemade you just can't go back. So I guess I have no idea how this version of homemade "pink" applesauce compares to the boughten kind...but I'm guessing it's probably better.

I was pleasantly surprised by how the red hots weren't "hot" once they were cooked into the applesauce. Only a nice cinnamon flavor shone through. And of course the pink color. This applesauce is a great change of pace from the regular stuff, and what a fun twist, being pink and all!


...8 tart apples, peeled and quartered
...1 c. water
...1 c. sugar
...1/4 c. red hot candies


Place apples and water in a large saucepan. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Mash apples once simmering is completed, and stir in sugar and red hots over heat until both are well disolved.

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Melinda said...

Pink applesauce is the best -especially when it is homemade!

MySweetCreations said...

Very creative with the red hots. I would have never thought to use them. I love applesauce, but I mostly purchase it unsweetened and then add my own cinnamon. Great recipe, I may try it for myself!

Sherry said...

That is a great idea. So much better homemade.
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Michael Lee West said...

When Bandwidth was little, this was his favorite. Thanks for joining us this week at Foodie Friday!

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