I’m going out of town this week (NYC and Duluth, MN) and thought I’d aim for posting two recipes this weekend as I don’t think I’ll have time to make and post one next weekend.
This is another autumn-y recipe that I’m making in the spring because 1) I like apple chips and 2) I’m always looking for healthy, portable snacks that I can take with me to work or when I’m out and about. I made my first batch a few weeks ago and they didn’t turn out well – they were still really chewy. This batch turned out much better – light and crispy. In fact, I’ve eaten almost half of them already and they only came out of the oven a few hours ago.
- 2-4 apples
- granulated sugar
- Preheat the oven to 200° F.
- Line baking sheets (one sheet will hold approximately one average-sized apple) with parchment paper.
- Rinse and core the apples. Thinly slice the apples with a mandolin or a sharp knife.
- Place the apple slices in a single layer on the baking sheets and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
- Bake for 1 hour, the turn the apple slices ad bake for another 1.5 hours. You can sprinkle them with more cinnamon and sugar after turning if you wish.
- Turn the oven off and let the apple slices sit in the oven for 1 hour to crisp up.
I used two types of apples, Granny Smith and Golden Delicious, and found that I liked the tart flavor of the Granny Smith better. The Golden Delicious apples don’t have a ton of flavor to begin with, and they seem to have even less after they’ve been baked. You can make this healthier by omitting the cinnamon and sugar, but I think they add a nice complementary flavor, especially if you use tart apples.
Source: Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction