Recipe courtesy of Donna Foltz

Donna's Candied Apples

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/2 cup water

1 cup cinnamon candies (recommended: Red Hots)

6 small red apples

Cream Cheese Topping, recipe follows

Freshly parsley or mint leaves, for garnish

Cream Cheese Topping:

2 ounces cream cheese

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon mayonnaise


  1. In a medium nonstick pan, dissolve the cinnamon candies in water over low heat. Peel, core and cut the apples in 1/2 lengthwise. Once the candy has dissolved arrange the apples, flat side down, in the pan. Cook on low to medium heat until the apples are tender; turning often, about for about 45 minutes. The apples should be the color of the candy. When ready transfer to a serving platter and let cool.
  2. Once apples have cooled dollop 1 teaspoon of the Cream Cheese Topping on each apple. Garnish with a small piece of fresh parsley or a fresh mint leaf. Refrigerate until serving.

Cream Cheese Topping:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and thoroughly combine with a hand-held mixer. Topping should be stiff. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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