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Stovetop Cinnamon Apples

Known in our family as "Candied Apple Slices," these stovetop cinnamon apples are always a hit -- and there are never any leftovers! All you need are 4 simple ingredients to make one of the best side dishes of all time!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 202 kcal

Equipment

  • Cutting board
  • Paring knife
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Apples
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon as needed

Instructions
 

  • In a medium saucepan or deep skillet bring your water and sugar to a simmer while you prepare the apples.
  • Peel your apples. I cut the apples into four quarters and then remove the core. Then I cut each quarter into three or four slices.
  • Once the water is simmering, carefully add a single layer of apples to the water and sugar. You don't have to do too much to them after they are in the water.
  • Check at the 10 minute mark. You can turn the apple slices over if they aren't done yet.
  • After 15 or 20 minutes, the apple slices will look translucent and be cooked all the way through. 
  • Lift them out of the sauce with a slotted spoon and put them in your serving dish.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Add another layer of apples to the water and sugar mixture and cook as before.
  • When these are done, lift them out with a slotted spoon and add to the apples in the serving dish.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon on the top.
  • Refrigerate any leftovers and enjoy later.

Notes

I used Fuji and Honeycrisp apples for this recipe and they worked great. Feel free to use any apples you have on hand or ones that you enjoy.
Yes, this is a lot of sugar. Not all of it gets absorbed into the apples but enough does. However, it's just so good this way. For me, it's a special occasion treat.
You can add more sugar and water to the pan whenever you are between apple slices. Let the sugar dissolve before you add more apple slices.

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 3gSugar: 49gVitamin A: 49IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apples, cinnamon, easy recipe, fruit, sides
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