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Red Hot Applesauce

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Red Hot Applesauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 quart jar
Calories 1324kcal
Author Miranda Couse


  • 5 Apples cored, peeled, & sliced
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 6 oz Red Hots Cinnamon Candies
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  • Place all of the ingredients into a large saucepan. Stir to get the sugar mixed in. Turn the heat onto medium and place a lid on the saucepan.
  • Let it boil until the apples become very soft and the candies are completely melted, about 25 minutes.
  • Once the apples are very soft and the candies are melted, remove from the heat and let cool for about 30 minutes.
  • Place the apple mixture into a food processor and process on high until the applesauce is super smooth. If you prefer a chunkier applesauce, only pulse the mixture a few times to the desired consistency.
  • Place in a quart jar and refrigerate until chilled.


I've used Honeycrisp apples and Gala.
You can substitute the apple juice for water.


Calories: 1324kcal | Carbohydrates: 349g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 1098mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 296g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.1mg