What's the best apple for making pink applesauce?

Applesauce turns a beautiful pink color when lemon juice mixes with the red skin of an apple. Martha Stewart popularized a Pink Applesauce recipe, though there are many different ways to make this sweet treat. It’s a great, healthy, gluten-free snack that’s easy to make and uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Bonus: It’s also quick to make because you don’t have to peel the skin!

The best apples for making pink applesauce will be those with the reddest skin. Try mixing Red Delicious and Pink Lady apples for a sweet/tart – and pink! – experience.

Pro tips

  • Applesauce can be frozen for up to three months
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and ginger for a more robust flavor