Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
I came up with this recipe to try and duplicate the apple rings that I used to have when I was growing up.
- Slice the apples into thin rings.
- In a dutch oven or soup kettle put the water, sugar and red cinnamon candies.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce heat to medium, stirring occasionally.
- When the cinnamon candies have dissolved, add the apple rings.
- Simmer for 15 minutes on lowish heat until the apples are tender.
- While the apples are simmering, about every 5 minutes gently stir the mixture.
- When the apples are cooked, turn off the heat and allow the apples to cool in the syrup.
- They will continue to darken in color as they sit in the syrup.
- Serve either chilled or at room temperature.
Thx to PAC Fall 2007, I have today made 2 of the most incredible recipes & this is 1 of them. I wish I had thot of this recipe because cinnamon candies are 1 of my favourite ingredients, I bring them back from the U.S. & I have several recipes using them. These candied apple rings are divine & so easy-to-fix. I got creative & used the metal screw cap from my Amarula bottle to uniformly core the apple slices & it worked like a charm. I made half of them in rings & halved the other slices. These are definitely dessert-worthy, but also would be excellent as a side item to roast pork or roast duck entrees. We tried them 1) Topped w/whipped cream & drizzled w/some of the syrup over it, 2) Served along side frozen vanilla yoghurt that I mixed w/some of the syrup & finally 3) I mixed some of the syrup w/Sprite Zero to make a downright dandy fizzy drink that I garnished w/1 of the rings. I hope to post pics of all 3 for you. *KUDOS* for this spec recipe & thx for sharing it w/us. :-)