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!