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Cinnamon Candied Apples

 Cinnamon Candied Apples
For years, we enjoyed baked cinnamon apples at Christmas when my great-grandmother made them. When she passed away, no one could find the recipe. I eventually came across this stovetop version and have continued her tradition. —Angie Marquart, Mt. Gilead, Ohio
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 medium tart apples
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup red-hot candies
  • Fresh mint, optional

Directions

  • Peel apples and cut in half lengthwise; remove cores. In a large
  • saucepan over medium heat, bring the water, sugar and candies to a
  • boil, stirring constantly until sugar and candies are dissolved.
  • Reduce heat; carefully add apples. Cook, uncovered, until apples are
  • tender, about 8 minutes.
  • With a slotted spoon, transfer apples to a serving dish; pour syrup
  • over apples. Serve warm or chilled. Garnish with mint if desired.
  • Yield: 6 servings.