fried apples a la boof

4-5 really hard, really tart apples (but any will do but i like winesaps)
4 tablespoons of butter
4 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 bag red hots (i think they're also called cinnamon imperials- the same size
as skittles...but cinnamon. for valentines day, they often sell them
in heart shapes. usually made by brachs, i believe)

melt the butter. put in the apples. cover and cook for about 5 minutes,
stirring frequently. they should steam fairly quickly. add a BIT of water if
you need to. and a dash of salt for good measure. then add the brown sugar and
cook another 5 minutes or so, until you get a syrup, and the apples are nice
and tender. dump in the red hots and cover for another minute or so, stirring
until they're melted.

i *LOVE* these