Easy Red Hot Candy Apples Recipe
When you go to the stores looking for your after Halloween sales, be sure to pick up some red hot cinnamon candies to use throughout the holidays. Red hot cinnamon candies are great to use with lots of recipes, including this next red hot candy apples recipe. I have made this over and over for 30 years because it is so easy and everyone loves it.
Red Hot Candy Apples are perfect for Thanksgiving and the bright red color of the Red Hot Apples makes it a great recipe for Christmas! You can serve it alone, over ice cream or topped with granola. As an added bonus, it makes the house smell soooo delicious so it is perfect for company or for when the kids come in from school.
Red Hot Candy Apples
4 apples, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup red hots (cinnamon candy)
2 Tbsp. water
Place all ingredients in a pan. Cook on low to medium heat for about 15 minutes or until tender.
When I make this recipe, I use whatever apples I have on hand but baking apples and Gala apples work best.
Here is a different twist on this recipe. Red Hot Apples are great for tailgating or for any time you are doing winter grilling.
Grilled Red Hot Apples
Red hot candies
Core your apples, leaving the apple whole as you would for baking. Set each apple on a square of foil. In the center of each apple, place a tablespoon of brown sugar and one of the candies. Pull up foil around the apple and seal tightly. Place on the grill over medium heat for 30 minutes, until tender. Be careful when you open them because they will have a lot of juice!
Photo By: Brian Gautreau