Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Makes great gifts jarred. Fill jars preferably wide-mouth with apple rings and hot flavored syrup, leaving 1 2 inch head space. Decorate with a ribbon around lid.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak apple slices in water and lemon juice.
  2. Combine sugar, water, cinnamon candy, vinegar, and cloves in a 6 quart saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil, then simmer 3 minutes , stirring constantly.
  4. Drain apples, add to hot syrup, and cook 5 minutes.
Most Helpful

I made these and canned them. I had them on the relish tray for Thanksgiving and everyone said they tasted just like the spice crab apples we used to have years ago. I went through 2 jars, that is how good they were. I will definitely keep this recipe and make again! Thank you!!!

Ellen Brody November 25, 2001

Super super yummy! I'm not sure how my canned ones came out yet, but I have been eating the ones that didn't fit. I used granny smiths and they came out great! be sure to cut semi thick though.

mgushee December 13, 2009

These are great! Served these warmed topped icecream and crushed gingersnaps! Yummm

DeCielo November 18, 2008