Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cinnamon Apples

My Grandma used to make me cinnamon apples when I was little and I loved them so. About 13 years ago, I put together a family cookbook with my mother and I'm so thankful that this is one of my grandmas's contributions to the book. Not that it needs a recipe because it is so easy!

Core and slice about 7 cooking apples. I like to use Jonathon apples. They are firm, crisp, and less expensive. You can peel if you like, but I leave mine on. 
Place in a heavy pot. If you don't have a heavy pot, put in 1/4 water to keep apples from burning. Add 1/2  to 1 cup of granulated sugar - depending on how sweet you like your apples. I usually go in the middle with 3/4 cup. Sprinkle on 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and a dash of cloves. I like to give a dash of nutmeg, too just to be wild. The secret ingredient here is a handful of cinnamon red hots. It gives the apples color and a little punch. 
These don't taste like Cracker Barrel cinnamon apples. More like a candy apple without the stick or the mess. Yummy! Hope you enjoy!

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