Red Hot Apples in Wine
Many years ago I came across this recipe and fell in love with it until this day. I have not made it in years but sifting through my recipe box this popped up.
Just at the right time. Cold, dreary weather here in the valley. Well this was enough to warm your heart and make the whole house smell wonderful all at the same time.
What was the hooking ingredient for this recipe?
Old time RED HOTS … those little bright red round candies I use to love to crunch up in the movie matinee.
My husband found them at Walmart and am happy to say I now have a pantry supply
- 5 lbs. Granny Smith apples cored, peeled, sliced
- 3 lemons squeezed and peel of 2 cut in quarters
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups pink or white wine (I use Moscoto)
- 2 (6 oz.) pks Red Hot cinnamon candies
- 5 cups sugar
- 1 cup limoncello or vodka (I use homemade limoncello)
- Peel, core and slice apples. Let them sit in water with EXTRA lemon juice or citric acid to keep from browning until ready to cook.
- Bring lemons, water, sugar, wine & red hots to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add apples bring to boil and simmer until tender (about 10 minutes).
- Add limoncello or vodka, mix well … and place into jars with lids and rings to seal and process in water bath 15 – 20 minutes depending on size of jars used.
- Makes about 4 pints.
- My limoncello recipe is at http://food-o.com/limoncello/
- We found the Red Hots at Walmart in the candy section. You could probably substitute cinnamon oil if you can not find the red hots.