Yep, I still have apples and I'm really getting tired of them.
In my quest for something else to do with the abundance of apples (that didn't involve a jar or a sauce) I decided to make a batch of apple chips. This was my first time making them and they were really easy to put together! If you have a mandoline slicer, they'll be super easy, but if not, be extremely careful when making thin slices of the apples. They also take awhile to cook in the oven so make sure you won't be needing it for anything else. Besides being a healthy snack, there is another bonus to making this yummy finger food - you're house will smell fantastic!
These are great for bringing along to the park or munching on in the car. I wonder how they would be crumbled over oatmeal...
|Core the apples, very carefully, with a small, thin knife.|
|Use parchment paper if you have it. If not, be sure to use |
non-stick foil or lightly grease regular foil so the apples don't stick.
3-4 large apples or 5 medium apples
1/2 TB cinnamon
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1. Preheat oven to 200.
2. Core the apples very carefully with a long, thin, sturdy knife. Make sure to remove all the seeds.
3. Slice the apples into about 1/8" thickness. (My mandolin was destroying the apples halfway through when I had it on the 1/8" setting so I went up one notch and they still turned out great.)
4. Place the sliced apples on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper or lightly greased foil, in a single layer.
5. Mix cinnamon, sugar and salt together and sprinkle over the apple slices.
6. Bake for 3-4 hours or until the apples have curled up.
7. Allow to cool completely. They will crisp up as they cool.