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Source: Houston Junior League Cookbook

Cinnamon Apples w/Cream Cheese Filling
This is a great new way to prepare cinnamon apples.
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Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
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6 tart apples
1 1/2 cups water
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup red hots
red food coloring, (optional)
1 small package (3 ounces) cream cheese
orange juice, to soften cheese
1 tablespoon orange rind, grated
1/2 cup toasted pecans, broken
1/2 cup ripe olives, sliced, ripe (optional)

Core and peel apples. Make a syrup of water, sugar and red hots. Boil syrup in heavy skillet for 10 minutes or until thickened. Add food coloring if desired. Place appled in gently boiling syrup; baste and turn until tender, about 25-30 minutes. Carefully remove apples from skillet. Drain thoroughly and chill. Stuff with Cream Cheese Filling.

To make Cream Cheese Filling, mash softened cream cheese and add small amount of orange juice until it is a good consistency to stuff apples. Add orange rind, pecans and olives. Season with salt to taste. Fill cavities of the cinnamon apples and chill before serving.

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