I'm not sure where this recipe comes from, but I make it for holiday dinners and always receive compliments.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Peel, core, and slice apples.

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  • Place all ingredients in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 15 minutes, stirring each 5 minutes.

  • Cover with plastic wrap and let cool or serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

110.4 calories; 0.4 g protein; 28.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 3.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2005
I have been making a version of this for about 15 years. It is beautiful and delicious! I do not add the sugar & lemon juice (really not necessary) and cook the apples & candies in a large heavy skillet on top of the stove. Just cook until tender and mash them slightly - be sure and leave some chunks for texture. Had eaten something similar at one of my husband's class reunions and decided to try making it myself. Really dresses up a holiday plate! The spices in the candy are perfect for the apples. You can increase/decrease the color and spiciness by controlling the amount of candy you add. Do try and enjoy! You will not be sorry! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/13/2007
I was really disappointed with these I made them exactly according to recipe and they were dry and didn't have any spice or apple taste to them. Even my dad who will eat anything did not like these. Sorry I will not be making these again. Read More
(3)
52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2005
I have been making a version of this for about 15 years. It is beautiful and delicious! I do not add the sugar & lemon juice (really not necessary) and cook the apples & candies in a large heavy skillet on top of the stove. Just cook until tender and mash them slightly - be sure and leave some chunks for texture. Had eaten something similar at one of my husband's class reunions and decided to try making it myself. Really dresses up a holiday plate! The spices in the candy are perfect for the apples. You can increase/decrease the color and spiciness by controlling the amount of candy you add. Do try and enjoy! You will not be sorry! Read More
(87)
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2005
I have been making a version of this for about 15 years. It is beautiful and delicious! I do not add the sugar & lemon juice (really not necessary) and cook the apples & candies in a large heavy skillet on top of the stove. Just cook until tender and mash them slightly - be sure and leave some chunks for texture. Had eaten something similar at one of my husband's class reunions and decided to try making it myself. Really dresses up a holiday plate! The spices in the candy are perfect for the apples. You can increase/decrease the color and spiciness by controlling the amount of candy you add. Do try and enjoy! You will not be sorry! Read More
(87)
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2002
I like this one a lot much easier than the traditional whole baked apples with red hots in the middle. This one is microwave easy and just uses slices of apples! 15 minutes baby! I used Rome apples and a little brown sugar in place of granulated white. We served it over Vanilla bean ice cream with a shot of cinnnamon schnapps and whipped cream on top.Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2006
Fast easy WONDERFUL! Doubled the recipe and they still all disappeared! Used Splenda instead of the sugar. Figured my diabetic sisters could have a few with the reduced sugar! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2004
You will not need scented candles burning in your home to have a sweet smell of cinnamon if you make this for your next party. The guests loved the taste of these simply prepared apples and my home had the scent of well Spiced Apples. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
This is actually the basic recipe for my apple butter. I've always tossed in a handful of redhot candies and cooked it all day in a slow cooker. It is utterly delicious and something I do all year with various types of apples adjusting the amount of sugar as needed. I've given it as gifts and my mailman has even asked for the recipe after getting a jar this past fall. Thanks Ruth. It's not only an easy recipe but fills the air anytime of year with holiday aromas! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2008
For some reason none of the grocery stores near me carried red hots (very strange!). My review may not be completely accurate when showing my impression of the recipe's results (because I left out a pretty vital element). Still already having purchased the apples I prepared them without red hots and instead with some ground cinnamon and nutmeg...they turned out great! Served over some vanilla ice cream they were gone in a minute---no leftovers whatsoever. Very yummy and easy to make! thank you! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2005
This were a big hit our family Christmas gathering. I didn't change a thing when making them and they were wonderful. These turned out better however after letting them sit for a couple of hours. The color was beautiful and the taste was great. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2006
this is a great recipe kids loved it. It is easy to adjust to how much you want to make. The little box of red hots are 1/4 cup. So you do not have to buy a big sack if you do not want the extra sitting around. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2007
I cut the recipe in half and used fiji apples. We spooned it hot over ice cream and ate the leftover cold the next day. Both ways were very good. The color was pink but I don't see what the problem is with that. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/13/2007
I was really disappointed with these I made them exactly according to recipe and they were dry and didn't have any spice or apple taste to them. Even my dad who will eat anything did not like these. Sorry I will not be making these again. Read More
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