Donna's candied apples

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time45 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy

For the cream cheese topping

60g cream cheese
125g icing sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp mayonnaise

For the candied apples

125 g cinnamon candies
125ml water
6 small red apples
Freshly parsley or mint leaves, for garnish
For the cream cheese topping:
1) Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and thoroughly combine with a hand-held mixer until the topping is stiff.

2) Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the candied apples:
1) In a medium non-stick pan, dissolve the cinnamon candies in water over low heat.

2) Peel, core and cut the apples in 1/2 lengthwise.

3) Once the candy has dissolved arrange the apples, flat side down, in the pan. Cook over a low to medium heat turning often, for about about 45 minutes, until the apples are tender and the colour of the candy. Transfer to a serving platter and allow to cool.

4) Once apples have cooled dollop 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese topping on each apple, garnish with a small piece of fresh parsley or a fresh mint leaf and refrigerate until serving.

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