Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Oven-Dried Apple Chips

How is it almost mid-November already? I wrote the date today at work and nearly choked when I realized how fast time has warped forward. I feel old when I say stuff like that, but it's true.

Even though fall is waving goodbye and winter is barreling towards us, I'm still in an apple frenzy. I've used up all the beauties I picked from my 94-year old Grandpa Art's trees in muffins, soup, or applesauce. And I wasn't sick of apples yet, so when I found more Haralsons at my local grocery store for only 99 cents per pound, I pounced.

Every night, I've been making batches of these apple chips, searching for the perfect method. I have tried them many different ways - cooking on parchment, on tinfoil, making slices thicker, thinner and every time they stuck to the pan. I finally put some cooking spray on the sheet and it solved all my problems.

Everyone who has tried these apple chips thinks they are AWESOME, and I have to agree! They're crunchy and sweet and super simple. If you're the potato chip lovin' type of person, I recommend trying these as a healthier substitute.

Oven-Dried Apple Chips

3 apples, cored and sliced to 1/8 inch thickness
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 225 degrees.

Mix sugar and cinnamon together. I have a nice little shaker I use for this, but it's not necessary.

Lightly spray baking sheets with cooking spray or brush with oil. Arrange apple slices in a single layer. Sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture.

Bake for 75 minutes or until they're starting to get golden brown. Turn off the oven heat and leave them in there for another 60 minutes or do what I do and just leave them in the oven overnight. They're ready to pack up for lunch in the morning.

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  1. I love apple chips, I didn't know i could do it at home though! Off to go get some! This is a great lunch side idea!

  2. Thanks for the recipe, look forward to making them!

  3. OK, I'm going to have to try this! Do you have an electric or gas stove? (I'm worried about the pilot light keeping the stove too warm and over-crisping the chips if I leave them in overnight . . . thoughts?)

  4. Hi Catherine! I have an ancient gas stove. But if you are concerned, take them out and let them sit on the counter overnight. It took me about 5 batches to get these just right, so it might take some trial and error for you too! Let me know how it works out!