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This easy 20-Minute Pink Applesauce recipe makes the perfect side dish for any meal, it's healthy, beautiful, and so delicious!


makes about 3 cups

Total time

0 minutes




  • about 3 pounds red apples
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 whole cloves


  1. Wash the apples well. Do Not Peel! Chop them into 1 inch pieces, discarding the core.
  2. Put the apples, cider, cinnamon and cloves into a heavy soup pot. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, stirring often, until the apples are soft.
  3. Remove the spices, and then puree the apples in a food processor. I did this in batches so as not to overload the processor. You can puree the apples to a super smooth consistency, or keep some texture. I chose to retain a little bit of texture in mine.
  4. Refrigerate the sauce until needed. It will keep for a week in the refrigerator.