Rosy Strawberry Rhubarb Applesauce


This delicious applesauce combines the best of both sweet apples and tangy rhubarb. If you don't have the rhubarb, you can substitute frozen cranberries instead. It is great for freezing, canning, or just eating as soon as it is prepared, warm or cold. Everyone who tries it loves it. It makes great gifts in decorative canning jars!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 cups


  • 5 large Red Delicious apples, finely chopped

  • 4 cups hulled and halved strawberries

  • 4 cups finely chopped rhubarb

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, or to taste


  1. Combine apples, strawberries, rhubarb, sugar, and water in a large pot. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute other red apples but be certain they are a sweet variety.

If you freeze this applesauce, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

To can, simply prepare as directed and then seal into canning jars with regular processing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

105 Calories
0g Fat
26g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 105
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 37mg 186%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 290mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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