Homemade Applesauce


4 pounds very red baking apples

1 lemon

handful of Red Hot candies (for color and taste)

1 cup apple juice, cider or water

honey or maple syrup to taste


Cut the apples and lemon in quarters. Place in a heavy pot with the Red Hots. Add the apple juice, cider or water.

Cover the pot, bring to a boil, and then simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally to turn the apples and make sure they don’t stick. You may want to add some more liquid. Cook about 20 minutes, or until the apples are soft. Let cool slightly.

Put the sauce through a food processor and adjust the flavor by adding honey or maple syrup to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.