Cinnamon Poached Apples

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
For a lighter holiday dessert, try these spicy and sweet apples. They’re refreshing served chilled, but my family also likes them served warm.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup red-hot candies
  • 6 small tart apples, peeled and cored


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the sugar, water and red-hots to a boil. Cook and stir until red-hots are dissolved, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat; carefully add apples. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or just until apples are tender, turning once.
  2. With a slotted spoon, remove apples to a large bowl. Bring syrup to a boil; cook, uncovered, until reduced to about 1-1/2 cups. Cool. Pour syrup over apples; cover and refrigerate until serving.