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Donna’s Candied Apples

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 55 minutes

Servings: 6


Donna's Candied Apples

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup cinnamon candies (Red Hots)
  • 6 small red apples peeled and cored

Cream Cheese Topping

  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise


Donna's Candied Apples

In a medium non-stick pan dissolve cinnamon candies in water on low heat. Peel, core and cut apples in 1/2 lengthwise. Once candy has dissolved place apples flat side down in pan. Cook on low to medium heat for about 45 minutes or until apples are tender; turning apples often. Apples should be the color of the candy. Once they are cooked place apples on a serving dish. Allow to cool.

Once apples have cooled place 1 teaspoon Cream Cheese Topping on each apple. Garnish with small piece of fresh parsley or a fresh mint leaf. Refrigerate until serving.

Cream Cheese Topping

Place cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and mayo in a bowl and thoroughly combine with a hand-held mixer. Topping should be stiff.