Welcome to fall! With all those orchard apples you’ve picked, why not stray away from traditional apple pie or apple crisp and make apple chips? It’s a minimal recipe that maximizes taste by baking the apple slices to bring out their natural flavor. So when you’re in need of a snack, look no further but to these healthy “chips”. I made these yesterday for the first time since last winter, and after baking these and leaving the chips to cool, I left for a post-studying run. I came home to find that my mom had eaten the half the chips! The half empty plate speaks for itself. The Apple Chips are “I-can’t-stop-eating-these” good.
Ingredients (makes 2-4 servings).
- 2 large sweet apples, like Gala or Honeycrisp
- Cooking spray
- Foil (optional)
- Cinnamon sugar (optional)
- Preheat oven to 225°F. Lightly coat a baking sheet or a foil-covered baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Wash and core the apples. (Coring is optional. You can still slice the apple whole, seeds and all.)
- With the skin still on, halve the apple and then thinly slice the apple. The thinner they are, the more they’ll dry out.
- Place on the baking sheet so none overlap.
- Bake for about 1 hr. Remove slices from oven and flip each slice over.
- Bake for an additional 30 min to 1 hr, depending on how “chip-like” you would like your apple chips.
- If you want a sweeter snack, lightly dust with cinnamon sugar before or after baking. (The apple chips pictured are just plain and delicious.)
- Let cool and enjoy!