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Vintage Recipes: 1966 Cinnamon candy apples

This week, I’m focusing on recipes from the 19th and 20th century. Since it’s apple season, I’m going to focus on apple recipes. 
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This week I’ve decided to continue highlighting my love of vintage cooking. Last week, I highlighted 18th century cooking. This week, I’m widening the scope, and focusing on the 19th and 20th century. Since it’s apple season, I’m going to focus on apple recipes.

With Halloween a little more than a month away, I thought this was the perfect vintage apple recipe to share. This recipe video is from Cup of Zest. You can find her channel HERE,  which features retro and vintage recipes. She indicates that this “vintage inspired” recipe is originally from the 1966 Better Homes and Gardens Cookies and Candies Cookbook.


  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 6 small to medium apples
  • 6 lollipop sticks or other sticks
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 2 drops maroon food coloring
  • 10-12 drops cinnamon oil
  • Optional: gold leaf, sparkles, etc.

HERE’S TODAY’S VIDEO – Cinnamon Candy Apples

Until next time… Namaste my friends







About Tamara Hoerner (1303 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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