Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe
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Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe

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As a young girl, I was amazed when Mom transformed fresh apples into this delightful, lovely mixture. I'm not sure if I liked it so much because it was made with candies or because it tasted wonderful. -Barbara Hyatt, Folsom, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 8 medium tart apples, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup red-hot candies


  1. Place apples and water in a 5-qt. saucepan. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  2. Mash until sauce is desired consistency. Add sugar and candies. Cook, uncovered, until sugar and candies are dissolved; stirring frequently. Remove from the heat; cool. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 cups.
Originally published as Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p35

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 223713
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2015

"This is AWESOME! Kids had spoons out and eating out of the hot pot! Followed directions only substituting red delicious apples. I thought it was perfect. Beautiful color, taste and texture. Impressive results for very little work. As a Taste of Home volunteer food editor I love trying recipes that involve the whole family. Loved by kids and adults!"

Ashaline User ID: 1186991 83533
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"I have been making this for about 10 years. It is so pretty and easy to make. I do use less of the red hots than it calls for. You only need a little. Kids love this! Candy for dinner? Who knew!"

Spyderwebb User ID: 5593124 24563
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010

"Great recipe. Very simple to make homemade applesauce with different flavor. We loved it"

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