Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I lifted Alton Brown's recipe for microwave apple sauce and added in the ingredients I normally use to make mulled cider. I hope you enjoy the result!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. This recipe can be done in a microwave, but I don't own one; I am including stove top and microwave instructions.
  2. In a large saucepan, mix apple and pineapple juices, zest from orange (I use a microplane), juice from orange, juice from lemon, spices, honey, butter and cognac. Bring to a simmer over medium high heat.
  3. Peel, core and coarsely chop apples.
  4. Add apples to simmering liquid.
  5. Stir occasionally until apples begin to soften and break apart.
  6. Using an immersion blender or a potato masher, blend or smash the apples to desired consistency.
  7. Allow to cool, then store in the refrigerator.
  8. Alton says the flavors of his original applesauce recipe improve in the days to follow. Hopefully the same could be said for this!
  9. Microwave Instructions: In microwaveable container, heat all ingredients, except apples.
  10. Remove from microwave, stir in apples.
  11. Return to microwave 10-20 minutes (depending on wattage) stirring halfway through cooking time.