Blushing Applesauce

This applesauce is a pretty shade of pale pink because the apples are cooked in their skins.

Original recipe makes 10 servings


5 pounds Macintosh apples, quartered and cored
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

  • PREP

    30 mins

  • COOK

    25 mins


    55 mins


  1. Place apples in a large pot with the sugar, water, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the apples are very soft and lose their shape, about 25 minutes.
  2. Remove the apples from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Puree apples in a food processor or food mill. If using the food processor, strain the apples through a sieve to remove the pieces of apple skin.
  3. Stir in the cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate and serve cold.


Calories: 179 kcal
Carbohydrates: 47.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 0.4 g
Fiber: 5.6 g
Protein: 0.6 g
Sodium: 3 mg