Cinnamon Apples

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 45 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

3/4 cup cinnamon candies, such as Red Hots

1/2 cup light brown sugar 

4 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and each cut into eighths 

1 stick (8 tablespoons) salted butter 

One 16-ounce store-bought pound cake, cut into 8 slices 

Vanilla ice cream, for serving 

Mint leaves, for garnish 

Directions

  1. Combine the candies, brown sugar and 2 1/2 cups water in a large saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until the candies and sugar have fully melted, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the apples and bring to a boil. Cook until the apples are tender but not mushy, about 5 minutes. Remove the apples with a slotted spoon and transfer to a heatproof dish. Allow the syrup to boil for an additional 5 minutes to thicken and intensify. Pour the syrup over the apples and allow to cool. Transfer to the fridge and chill for at least 4 hours.
  3. When ready to serve, warm a griddle over medium heat. Butter the griddle and toast the slices of pound cake for about 2 minutes per side, adding more butter as needed.
  4. To plate, place a piece of pound cake on each plate. Top with a scoop of ice cream and 4 apple slices. Drizzle with additional syrup and garnish with the mint.