Homemade Applesauce (With A Twist!)

Applesauce w/ a Twist!

Guest Post by Cheryl Siens

What do you consider Fall weather?  After the scorching summer we have had in Texas, I was getting the Fall decorations out when the temperatures dropped into the low 90’s! Today, the high was in the 70’s and we are wearing sweaters. 😉 This kind of weather makes me want to pull out all of my “cold weather” recipes.  Since I found apples on sale last week, I had to start with applesauce.  This is a very kid friendly recipe.  My daughter was making it, with apples that I peeled and cored, when she was 8 years old.  It’s a Fall tradition  at our house.  Let me know what you think.

Homemade APPLESAUCE (with a twist!)


  • 8 – 10 medium apples (you can use more or less – it really doesn’t affect the recipe too much)
  • 1 bag Red Hot candies (or several boxes if you can’t find a bag)
  • 1 cup water


Peel and core apples, then chop them into fairly small pieces.  Put in crock pot, top with Red Hot’s and a cup of water.  Cook on low for about 8 hours.  We like them in large chunks, but you can mash them with a potato masher or spoon them out of the liquid and put them in the blender to make a saucier consistency.  If you like wassail or spiced cider, try dipping some of the juice into a mug.

It is delicious!

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