Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

spiced apples

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Pam Upton
St. Charles, MO

These apples go great as a side dish with ham or pork but can also make a wonderful snack between meals or a breakfast with a bit of cheese cubed to go along with it!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients For spiced apples

  • 4 md
    apples,(red delicious or jonathan apples work best ), cored, and sliced into 1/4 inch round slices
  • 12
    cloves, whole
  • 2 bag
    red hots, 16 oz each bag
  • 6 c
  • 2 c
  • 12
    drops red food coloring, 3 drops at time til deep red color

How To Make spiced apples

  • 1
    1. In large saucepan pour water, sugar and red hots over high heat and bring to a low boil.
  • 2
    2. Reduce heat to medium/high, add apple slices and let cook at a simmer for 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes then reduce heat to medium.
  • 3
    3. Add in food coloring til get a nice bright red color and cook for 40 more minutes at a low simmer. 3. Check frequently that water does not cook away. Add more if water becomes to low during the first 20 minutes and again during the first 20 minutes of the 40 minutes. But at the end of the full hour, only a small somewhat thick sauce should remain.
  • 4
    4. Remove from heat, pour into a container and allow to cool. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to chill before serving if wishing to serve cold, or just as delicious to eat it warm when serving as a side dish.