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Red Hot Baked Apples

Are you looking for an easy and delicious side dish? Try Red Hots baked apples. This recipe will quickly become a family favorite recipe.

Red Hots Baked Apples

Red Hots Baked Apples

When I was growing up, my dad made red hots baked apples. He learned how to make them from his great-aunt who raised my grandmother and was a beloved grandmother to my dad.

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How to Make Red Hots Baked Apples

This is a super simple side dish that is very tasty.

Ingredients

  • Apples – I used Fuji apples but Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, and Rome are other good choices.
  • Red Hots
  • Water – Optional
Red Hots Baked Apples

Instructions

Peel and slice apples and place in a greased baking dish and top with Red Hots.

Neither Mama nor I could remember if Daddy added water to the apples.

The first time I made this dish, I added 1 cup of water and it resulted in apples this a light touch of cinnamon flavor. The second time I made them, I used 1/2 cup of water and the apples were perfect. If you want your apples super hot and cinnamony, use no water.

Red Hots Baked Apples

Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees, stirring the dish a few times to make sure the Red Hots melt evenly.

Red Hots Baked Apples

I loved this dish growing up and am glad that I finally made it to enjoy.

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Red Hots Baked Apples
Yield: 8-10 servings

Red Hots Baked Apples

Red Hots Baked Apples

Are you looking for an easy and delicious side dish? Try Red Hots baked apples. This recipe will quickly become a family favorite recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 apples
  • 1 bag of Red Hots candy
  • water

Instructions

  1. Peel and slice apples and add to a greased 9 X 13 (any size will work) baking dish.
  2. Top with Red Hots candy.
  3. For a mild cinnamon flavor add 1 cup of water, for medium cinnamon flavor add 1/2 cup of water. For full-on cinnamon flavor, add no water.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees, stirring the dish a few times to make sure the Red Hots melt evenly.

32 Comments

  1. My mother in law always made this for Christmas! She always dissolved her red hots so you didn’t see them…we still make red hot cinnamon apple juice that I have on my blog! A favorite! Thanks for sharing and bringing this back to mind. Love recipes that bring back favorite memories.❤️❤️❤️

  2. We make something similar but use applesauce and red jello to dissolve the red hots and then refiegerate so it forms somewhat of a solid – this is staple at Christmas Thanksgiving and Easter

  3. I can’t imagine what this tastes like because I’ve never heard of red hots before. I assume that they are a spicy candy. I don’t think we have anything like that in NZ.

  4. Will have to try this method. I make mine in a large frying pan. Put in the cut up apples, sprinkle on a bag of the red hots, and then cut up one stick of butter and place on top of the red hots. Cook on low, with the pan covered. Once the butter and candy melt, stir once or twice. I do not add water. I always serve with a pork dish. The house will smell heavenly!

    1. Thank you so much for telling me how you make this dish. I am going to try your method the next time I make this dish.

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