Willis Farm Applesauce

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.

Original recipe makes 6 servings


6 apples – peeled, cored, and chopped
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup cinnamon candies (such as Red Hots®)
2 tablespoons white sugar

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    20 mins


    45 mins


  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.


Calories: 123 kcal
Carbohydrates: 32 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 0.2 g
Fiber: 3.3 g
Protein: 0.4 g
Sodium: 5 mg