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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make her beautiful Red Cinnamon Dinner Apples Side Dish recipe. These apples are ...
simply stunning, and the taste is superb!
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Red Cinnamon Dinner Apples Recipe
Hi! I'm Betty, welcome to Betty’s kitchen. We’re going to be making red cinnamon candy apples. We’ll start with some sugar and this is just regular white sugar. I need one cup, so I'm putting that in a sauce pan. I need some cinnamon candy and these are those red pot cinnamons. This is 1/3 cup. I’ll place that along with that sugar in the sauce pan and then we need some water. I had two cups here; I have three quarters of a cup here, so I'm adding in two and three quarters of a cup of water.
Now what happens next is that this gets boiled on a stock, so I'm going to be moving over to the cooked top. Turn this on at probably after about medium heat to get it started and then turn it down low and cook it for five minutes. Let me get this started and it will take a little bit for it comes to a boil but as I said, I’ll be cooking it for five minutes and I’ll be back with you.
This mixture has been forming for five minutes. It’s not going to hard boil. The purpose was to melt those candies and I’ve done that I’ve turned the stove off and I'm bringing over here to my work space. As you can see this is a nice darker color that came from the red hot cinnamon candies. Now here’s a step that is optional. I'm going to add in ½ teaspoon of red food color. If you don’t like to have edges in your food of that nature although, these are vegetable colors and really will not make any problem and have things you buy have to come in hand and anyway, it does to add to the color of your end result and probably you’ll be more satisfied with it.
But that’s up to you, its optional, ½ teaspoon of red food coloring. Now to this, a hot mixture, I'm going to add my apples. I have two tart apples that I have put into eights. Now there are not perfectly shaped because occasionally I would run into like maybe a brown spot, so half off it would have to go. But it’s roughly two apples that have been peeled and cut into eights, so I just need to insert them into this hot sauce mix that is cinnamon flavored. And then this will be going back to the stove.
When I take it to the cooked top, I will be cooking it for approximately 15 minutes and I will be standing there and turning them occasionally. And after 15 minutes, they should be cooked through thoroughly and they should have absorbed the color from the red cinnamon candy and the food color. So one piece of advice I give you is you really need a tart apple that is not almost gone by because if you have something that is soft or mushy, it’s not going to work well in its recipe. So just scoop back to the stove, you can kind of see the coverage of the apples with the red cinnamon sauce but when I turned this all back on and as I said, I’ll be cooking this for about 15 minutes and then I’ll see you back here and to serve them up.
Now our red candies cinnamon apples are done and I want to show you what they look like as they’re cooking. They just bubble along like that and you don’t have to give them constant care. You just need to push them down, maybe so often because they need to get that color all over. But they have been cooking 15 minutes after I brought them back to a boil which should be about five minutes, so probably 20 minutes all together since I started it last.
So I’m going to turn my cook top off and bring them over to my work space and you can see they’re really beautiful color. You need to get them out of the sauce because they would just continue to cook and our goal here is actually to have cooked apples that when you use a fork they give a little bit of resistance but not too much and then you know there cooked all the way through. You don’t want to cook them so far that you have apples sauce, so you just want a nice shape but you don’t want it crunchy or firm. It needs to be soft not mushy.
When you get to that point and you picked them up then you need some kind of a slightest spoon or utensil where you can bring them out of their sauce. If you just leave them in there, they will continue cook and then it would not be what we’re going after. But they give you a beautiful side dish that you can use with something like, in my case tonight I'm going to make some oven baked pork chops. This is a good accompaniment for pork pan that it’s good which a type of pork is. You can use with it a lot of things but it’s just like very pretty side dish.
Now what with regard to the temperature, you do not want to serve these red hot like this in terms of hotness, heat. You want to let them cool to room temperature and you can serve them at room temperature or after being at room temperature, you can cover them with plastic wrap and put them in the refrigerator and let them stay overnight or longer. And then serve them chilled and that’s really a nice way to serve them. As far as the sauce that’s leftover if you have more apples that you want to do, just put them in there after you peel them. You don’t have to peel. You can do them with the peelings on if you like. Put them back on the stove and repeat the process, if you want to use pears that would be fine.
You can probably find lots of uses for this and if you want to save it. You can just cool it to room temperature, put it in a jar with a lid and then put in your refrigerator for up to a week I would say. And then we could keep nicely garnish a lot of your fruits, so this is Betty’s red cinnamon candy apples. And I hope you enjoy them.