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I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Red-Hot Memories

Boy did this bring back memories. Do you remember eating applesauce as a kid made with Red-Hot candies? That use to be my favorite kind of applesauce. I haven’t had applesauce this way in years but low and behold they had it in the hospital cafeteria of all places. I brought some up to my mother; she got a real kick out of it. Brought back some good memories for her as well, left her with a smile on her face.



Red-Hot Applesauce

3/4 cup water
12 medium apples (any variety)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup red- hot candies

Wash, peel and core apples; cut into quarters. Slice into two or three pieces and place in saucepan. Add water; cover. Cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; add red- hot candies and sugar. Stir until red- hot candies dissolve.

18 comments:

Tarrant said...

I never have had red hot applesauce but we ALWAYS have Red Hot Applesauce Jell-o for Thanksgiving.

Julie said...

It's so good Tarrant you will ove it.

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Happy cook said...

I have never had red apple sauce.
What are red hot candies

megan said...

I was just thinking of this applesauce and low and behold, here it is. Thanks for the recipe! I'll be making this soon. Hmmm, Tomorrow maybe.

Carla said...

I have never heard of red hot applesauce. I would definitely try it out someday. Sounds like it would taste just like cinnamon applesauce except...spicier? Maybe stores will have it for Christmas time if I don't get around to making my own.

Mansi Desai said...

Like most of the others, I've not heard or sen red-hot candies..I assume they have some cinnamon in it, right?? would love to know how your recipe tasted!:) apples sound nice...

Julie said...

Hi Mansi, I emailed you a link about Red-Hot candies so you could find out more about them.

Julie said...

Yes Carla, spicier and a very pretty shade of redish pink.

Julie said...

You are very welcome Megan

Julie said...

Thank you HappyCook I sent you an email about red-hot candies.

Chris said...

Now here's a first! Very interesting...interestingly cool!

Julie said...

Thanks Chris, I just can't believe that I had forgotten about it.

Anonymous said...

My mother also made Red Hot Applesauce when I was growing up. Now I make it myself. If you don't have the time or the apples there is a shortcut to making it yourself with store bought applesauce. In a pan add 3 ounces of Red Hots to every 1/2 C of applesauce, heat over medium heat and stir until all the candies are melted.

Julie said...

Thank you anonymous, that is really good to know.

Anonymous said...

It's Christmas morning and I don't have any apples left and I was thinking of Christmas's past at Grandma Stickel's house.
There was always Red Hot Applesauce, she preserved it in jars and gave it out as gifts as well as having on the table.
I loved it.
Sure wish more apples had been on the grocery list for the MULTIPLE trips to the corner grocery store.
Merry Christma

Julie said...

Thank you Anonymous, such a nice memory.