I think I meant to tell you about these months ago. They just got buried in the pool of stuff to do. In any case you can book mark it for next apple season. Or if apples are still around you can make some of these nice little treats for yourself now.
Maybe she could pack these in her lunch... She, of course, not me.
CINNAMON RED HOT CANDY APPLES
Makes 7 pints
3 1/2 cups sugar
5 cups water
Cinnamon red hot candies
8 to 10 large apples, peeled and cored apples and sliced into thick wedges
Bring the sugar and water to a boil. Cover and set aside.
Fill canner with water and begin to heat.
In 7 wide mouth pint jars, add cinnamon red hot candies – use according to your liking. A couple tablespoons- more or less. Then pack apple wedges into jars, as many as you can fit in a jar. Leave 1/2 inch at top of jars empty. Fill jars with simple syrup up to within a quarter inch of top of jar. Place lids and rings on.
Place jars in a hot water bath. Bring to a boil. Start timing for 20 minutes once the boil begins. Turn off heat and let sit for 10 minutes uncovered. Remove jars and place on towel on top of counter. Make sure each jar has sealed. This can take up to two hours. If there is no seal, keep unsealed jars in fridge for up to two weeks before using.