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
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.
How to Make Red Hots Baked Apples
This is a super simple side dish that is very tasty.
- Apples – I used Fuji apples but Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, and Rome are other good choices.
- Red Hots
- Water – Optional
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.
Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees, stirring the dish a few times to make sure the Red Hots melt evenly.
I loved this dish growing up and am glad that I finally made it to enjoy.
- 6 apples
- 1 bag of Red Hots candy
- Peel and slice apples and add to a greased 9 X 13 (any size will work) baking dish.
- Top with Red Hots candy.
- 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.
- Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees, stirring the dish a few times to make sure the Red Hots melt evenly.