1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon (more if you like)
10 drops red food coloring or more
3 to 4 Cortland apples (about 1 1/2pounds)
Bring to a boil, sugar, water, cinnamon and
10 drops red food coloring (whatever you need to have pink apples) Reduce heat and let boil about 5 minutes
While syrup is boiling, peel, core and cut into quarters or sixths Cortland apples Add apples to syrup and continue cooking until apples are almost tender (about 5 minutes).
Remove from heat. Apples will continue cooking in hot syrup. Serve warm or cold, in place of applesauce as a side dish or with cream or ice cream as dessert.