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Red-Hot Apples

This is a real comfort food.

Ingredients

  • 4 tart apples, such as Granny Smith
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups cinnamon red-hot candies
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

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Instructions

  1. Peel, core and quarter the apples.
  2. Combine apples with the remaining ingredients in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until the liquid is thickened and the apples are tender when pierced with a fork.
  3. Cool the apples in the syrup for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Serve the apples at room temperature or chilled.