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Willis Farm Applesauce

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Easy applesauce recipe that uses the spicy cinnamon flavor of Red Hots®. The color is fun too! Your family will love it. Depending on the sweetness of the apples, consider adding less sugar or none at all. Enjoy right away or freeze for up to 6 months."
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45 m servings 123
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Combine apples and water in a large pot over medium heat; bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Stir cinnamon candies and sugar into the apples and water; return mixture to a simmer and cook until the candies melt, about 15 minutes. Remove pot from heat and set aside until the mixture cools, about 15 minutes.
  2. Mash apples with a potato masher until no large chunks remain. Alternately, you can blend the mixture with an immersion blender to get a smoother applesauce.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 123 calories; 0.2 32 0.4 0 5 Full nutrition

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Incredibly simple. I used Granny Smith apples. I actually threw everything in the crockpot right before bed, set it on low and it was ready to go in the morning. All I had to do is run the potat...

Simple and tastes great… kids loved it. I increased the amount of cinnamon candies to almost 1/2 cup and cut the sugar in half to 1 tablespoon. I had fairly tart apples to use and they seemed ...

I followed another reviewers suggestion and doubled the Red Hots and cut the sugar in half. I used honey crisp apples and it probably would have been fine without any sugar added. I might try ...

This applesauce is delicious and pretty! I had trouble finding cinnamon red hots but finally found a small 2 oz. bottle of them on the cake decorating aisle. After measuring 1/4 cup, I had very ...

Some apples just don't taste as good as they look in the store and this is a great recipe for those guys. I microwave my sauce (water+candies) about 3 minutes on high in a 4 cup glass bowl, then...

Have made this for years. Looks good & tastes great. I prefer to leave the apples chunky & I omit the sugar. Best served cold, a great summer side dish.

Exactly what I was looking for as a Christmas side dish the kids would enjoy. Love the red color from the candies.

Omg, deliscious apple sauce!!!!

So yummy. After my mom passed away, this recipe wasn’t made for years and so many missed it. Made it and made it again and am making it for gifts again. Not a lot of sugar so many can enjoy. ...