This is an oldie but goodie that is fun to cook up and give as gift during the holiday season. In this post I share the Canned Candy Apple Recipe my sister in-law introduced me to many years ago. Today, I enjoy this recipe even more using apples we grow in our home garden.
Canned Candy Apple RecipeCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
8-10 large apples (peel, core and ring)
1 cup of Red Hot Candies
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
Using an apple core, peeler and spiral making tool prepare fresh fruit
Bring 2 quarts of water to boil before adding sugar and red hots. Stir until dissolved.
Before adding to packed wide mouth canning jar with apples add the apple cider vinegar and lemon juice
Prepare wide mouth canning jars. Use processing directions for canning like in the Ball Canning Manual
Put apple rings in the wide mouth canning jar filling to about 1/2 inch from top
Carefully pour the Red Hot liquid mix into each canning jar over the apples. Be sure the liquid fills the canning jar to proper level for canning. This is usually about 1/2 inch from top of jar. Stick a cinnamon stick in the middle of each apple center
Use hot bath method of canning for this recipe if desired. You can also make these up and refrigerate. Once open the Canned Candy Apples should be refrigerated for no more then 1 week. ENJOY ICE COLD!
- This recipe does not have to be canned but most be refrigerated and stored for only 1-2 weeks
In The Kitchen
Below is a collection of images I took while putting this recipe together. I hope it demonstrates just how easy this recipe can be.
Apples From My Home Garden
First off I want to note that this was the second harvest my husband and I have enjoyed off this tree. In this recipe I am using the ‘Winesap’ Apple harvest from this year. This has got to be one of the best apples I have ever had not to mention grown. On most occasions I would note that you can get apples from local farmers markets but this particular variety is one most any home owner can grow. All you need is some sunshine and a space that fits this 12′ by 10′ tree.