- 5 large Red Delicious apples, peeled and finely chopped
- 4 cups finely chopped fresh or thawed frozen rhubarb (about 8 stalks)
- 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a Dutch oven, combine apples, rhubarb, strawberries, sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 18-22 minutes or until fruit is tender, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. If a smoother consistency is desired, cool slightly and, in batches, process in a blender. Serve warm or cold.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled applesauce in freezer containers. To use, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Serve cold or heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally. Yield: 6 cups.
Reviews forRosy Applesauce
"Loved it! It was chock-full of fresh fruity flavor, and I loved the addition of the tangy rhubarb. Instead of red delicious apples, I used some of the semi-tart ones from the tree in my yard. Also, when I was a cup and a half short of strawberries, I added a couple of fresh peaches to the mix. Heavenly!"
"amazing stuff. I make it every year and it seems like there is never enough."