Total Time
Prep: 20 min. + chilling
Teenagers will have fun melting the red cinnamon candies that give bright color to these tender apples. "Serve this a salad or a side dish to accompany pork." —Alma Dinsmore of Lebanon, Indiana

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023

Cinnamon Apples

Prep Time 20 min
Yield 6 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup red-hot candies
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 medium tart apples, peeled and quartered


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the water, candies and sugar to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir until candies and sugar are dissolved.
  2. Reduce heat; carefully add apples. Cook, uncovered, until apples are tender. Cool slightly. With a slotted spoon, transfer apples to a serving dish; pour sugar syrup over apples. Cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 209 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein.