Spiced Apple Rings- Grandma's

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 2 cups
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1 c water
3/4 c apple cider vinegar
3/4 c sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp allspice
3-4 drops red food coloring, optional
3 slice lemon
3 large red cooking apples

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Kathie Carr Recipe
Well Seasoned
North Liberty, IN (pop. 1,896)
Member Since Jul 2010
Kathie's notes for this recipe:
Grandma's recipes were so good. I still love these and make some every year.
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In 12 inch skillet heat all ingredients except apples to boiling. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors. Red food coloring is optional, but makes these very pretty.
Meanwhile, core apples (but leave peel on) and slice into 1/4 inch thick rings. Cook half of rings at a time in liquid. Simmer until tender but FIRM, about 3-5 minutes. Dip out first half of apples rings and cook second half in same liquid.
Discard lemon slices. Place all apple rings in a serving bowl and pour liquid over all. Cover and refrigerate for up to one week. Serve cold as a side dish or appetizer. Great with poultry or pork. Can also be used as a topping for ice cream.
TO USE AS A GIFT: Arrange apple slices in a half-pint jar. Pour liquid over apples and place a lid on jar. Give with a card indicating that apples must be refrigerated and should be used within one week.

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user Donata Natalino deeleareus - Dec 26, 2011
I loved these as a kid..going to have to try this recipe. Thanks for sparking memories long forgotten.
user Shannon Renee supermomshan - Jun 19, 2012
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The good ol' days
user Bonnie Beck sailboat - Sep 26, 2012
I am coming to your house during the holidays. :) I love these!
user Teresa Lanier TeresaLanier - Oct 18, 2012
I have been looking for this recipe for the longest time. So thank you so much for shareing it with us.
user Rebecca Armes bec11743 - Nov 27, 2012
Made these last night. The vinegar was a little overpowering in mine but the rest of the flavor was really good. Next time I make them I'll increase the sugar and reduce the vinegar a little. Also I think I'll take the skin off next time-didn't like chewing on it.

Can't wait to make again-such a fun blast from the past-brings back memories!

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