Apple Chips

Apple Chips

Apples, for us, is a comfort food. Think about it, you can enjoy apples in a variety of ways – fresh, baked, fried, in a pie, pastry, in waffles or cake or cookies, as a drink, as alcohol, etc. Apparently, there are over 7,000 varieties of apples out there and out of those 7,000 varieties you have endless possibilities to transform a humble apple to anything you like. Friends of ours have been living in Asia for several years now and one of their treats when they miss home is a bag of apples from their local Western store. We don’t even take a second look at the variety of apples we have here in our local stores, but as for our friends in Asia, they have all of just a couple of types of apples to choose from. And they have to pay an arm and a leg for it. At home, we always have a bowl of apples. In our lunch bags for work, we always pack an apple because you know what they say “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” We love, love, love apples. So recently we decided to try making homemade apple chips. Not only was it easy to make, it makes for a tasty and healthy treat too just like kale chips! Here’s a how to guide for you if you want to try making your own apple chips:

Apple Chips
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 apples (Granny Smith, Pink Lady, or Honey Crisp)
  • ground cinnamon*
  • granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. Wash and thinly slice the apples. Spread the apple slices onto the baking pans making 1 single layer. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  3. Bake for 1 hour, flip the apples over, and bake for another 1-1.5 hours. Turn the oven off and keep the apples inside as the oven cools down for 1 hour. This will help them get crunchy. Some apples may just be chewy and only slightly crunchy after 3 hours in the oven. Store apple chips at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Notes
*We made our apple chips two ways, one with cinnamon and sugar and the other half of the apples we drizzled with maple syrup before baking. We really like the maple syrup version.

 

5 thoughts on “Apple Chips

    1. Hi there Suzanne! We thought we’d use up an old music sheet book to make little bags for treats! Hope you’re having a good week so far.

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