My friend Kami, who makes the best whole-foods dishes for her kids, sent me this recipe from Taste of Home for a sweet treat. It's a quick dish that can be made ahead of time and pulled out after dinner.
There are only 4 ingredients, all of which I have on hand, except for the red hot candies.
I couldn't find them anywhere! Do they only sell red hots at Valentine's Day?
Well, honestly, I only looked in 3 stores, but still.
So I went with hot cinnamon Jolly Ranchers, and I think they worked just as well.
I boiled water, sugar, and Jolly Ranchers in a saucepan until the candies fully dissolved.
Then I carefully added in my peeled & quartered apples, and let them cook until they were tender - about 15 minutes. You could go longer, as long as the apples stay intact.
Here they are after 10 minutes.
When they're tender, you place the apples in a serving dish and pour the syrup over the top.
Let them cool for a couple of minutes, then cover them and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
I wish I had a plated photo of this dish, but they disappeared so quickly!
They were good and cinnamony, and a nice after dinner treat.
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