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Red Hot Candies are not just for eating.  Instead, add them to an old fashioned classic stewed apples to create Red Hot Cinnamon Apples.  Eat these as a snack or a dessert. Either way, kids love them!
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Red Hot Cinnamon Apples - A Red Hot Apples Recipe

Red Hot Candies are not just for eating.  Instead, add them to an old fashioned classic stewed apples to create Red Hot Cinnamon Apples.  Eat these as a snack or a dessert. Either way, kids love them!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Stewed Apples, red hot cinnamon apples
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds apples (Jonathon apples work best)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup Red Hot candies
  • red food coloring (optional)

Instructions

  • In a medium to large saucepan, heat water, sugar and Red Hot candies until it come to a boil and candies begin to melt. Turn off heat.
    Red Hot Candies are not just for eating.  Instead, add them to an old fashioned classic stewed apples to create Red Hot Cinnamon Apples.  Eat these as a snack or a dessert. Either way, kids love them!
  • Peel and quarter apples.
  • Add apples to red syrup and turn heat to high, stirring often. Bring to a full boil until the syrup is almost boiling over; then lower heat to medium.
  • Continue to cook and stir apples until they are tender and have absorbed the red color. For a more vibrant red, add red food coloring while they are cooking. Stir often.
    Red Hot Candies are not just for eating.  Instead, add them to an old fashioned classic stewed apples to create Red Hot Cinnamon Apples.  Eat these as a snack or a dessert. Either way, kids love them!
  • Gently ladle apples into a serving dish, and let cool. If desired, top with chopped pecans.
    Red Hot Candies are not just for eating.  Instead, add them to an old fashioned classic stewed apples to create Red Hot Cinnamon Apples.  Eat these as a snack or a dessert. Either way, kids love them!

Notes

  • Red Hots are also called Cinnamon Imperials.  If you can't find one, look for the other.
  • Our recipe calls to peel the apples first, but you could omit this step and leave the skins on.
  • If you want your cinnamon candied apples to have a vibrant red color, add red food coloring while they are stewing on the stove.  This is completely optional.
  • For a beautiful, homemade Christmas gift, put the cinnamon stewed apples in a mason jar and tie on a red bow or ribbon.
  • Try serving crushed pecans sprinkled over top!
  • Have leftover Red Hots? Try Red Hot Fluff.

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 77g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg