An Easy Side Dish for Any Dinner
Red applesauce was a staple in our house growing up. We ate it both warm and cold depending on the occasion and the cooks preference. This recipe is what I have found to be the perfect portions to make your Red Hot Applesauce and it has little bit of a cinnamon bite making it great for dipping chips or as a dinner side dish.
To begin making your Red Hot Applesauce, start with gathering your ingredients and a medium sized sauce pan. It is best if your sauce pan also has a lid to prevent making a huge mess in your kitchen.
Then continue with dumping your apple sauce into your sauce pan and adding in the Red Hots. Stir in your Red Hots and heat the apple sauce over low to medium heat. Cover your sauce pan.
While cooking, watch for your applesauce to boil. Once it starts boiling or “popping” turn the stove down to simmer. Continuing stirring your applesauce occasionally until you notice the Red Hots are completely melted. This usually takes approximately 25-30 minutes.
Pour your Red Hot Applesauce into a medium airtight container. Make sure to let your applesauce cool prior to putting it in the refrigerator. Red Hot Applesauce will keep for 30 days from the time you make it in the refrigerator.
This apple sauce is great to make ahead and freeze in smaller batches if you do not think you will use it all in 30 days. I have made larger batches from applesauce I have bought at GFS in the past and this is a great way to buy in bulk and make ahead for larger family or carry in events. This applesauce will keep for 6 months in the freezer.
This apple sauce is great warm or cold. If you are wanting to eat it warm, it is easy to throw in the crock pot for a couple hours prior to dinner.
Check out some of our other great dinner sides including our slow cooker mac and cheese.
Ingredients For Red Hot Applesauce
48 Oz Natural Applesauce (unsweetened)
1/4 Cup Red Hots
Red Hot Applesauce
- Medium Saucepan with Lid
- 48 Oz Unsweetened Applesauce Natural Applesauce
- ¼ Cup Red Hots
- Gather ingredients and supplies.
- Dump applesauce and Red Hots in your medium sauce pan.
- Gently stir and heat stove to medium heat. Cover saucepan.
- Continue stirring occasionally.
- Once applesauce is boiling/"popping" turn heat down to simmer.
- Continue stirring occasionally. Watch for Red Hots to be completely dissolved. This will take approximately 25-30 minutes.
- Once Red Hots are dissolved, remove from heat and place in an air tight container. Do not cover until applesauce is cooled.
- Store in the refrigerator for 30 days or freezer for 6 months.