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
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 6 medium tart apples
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup red-hot candies
- Fresh mint, optional
- 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.
Originally published as Cinnamon Candied Apples in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p99
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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015
"Yum. For my mom's birthday. 2002"
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012
"I too was brought up eating these for Christmas & am glad I found this nostalgic recipe! Nice side dish!"