Cinnamon candied apples are a traditional Halloween treat.

August 14, 2008

In the early part of the 20th century, candied apples were doledout to trick-or-treaters―perhaps as a reminder of theold-time game of bobbing for apples.

When we prepared theseCandied Apples in our Test Kitchens, we were won over by theirsimple charm. In particular, we liked the way the cinnamon candycoating complemented the sweetness and cool crunch of the fruit ina classic flavor match. Our recipe uses cinnamon candies (Red Hotsare a good choice) instead of the cinnamon and red food coloringused in other versions. The candies add a pleasant kick, too. Wecall for Red Delicious apples, which are known for their mildsweetness, but you can experiment with tart, juicy Granny Smith,pippin, or McIntosh varieties.

Whatever apple you use, as Halloween goodies go, these sweettokens are low in fat and high in fiber, vitamins A and C, and theantioxidant flavonoid quercetin. And best of all, their sweet-hotflavor makes working your way down to the last bite a treatindeed.

View Recipe: Candied Apples

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