Apple Chips — October 25, 2015

Apple Chips


Ah… It’s my favorite time of year! The leaves are turning and the weather is cooling down. I can snuggle in a blanket and sip coffee all day with sweating my brains out! Also, the oven will no longer warm my apartment to unbearable temperatures. I am a happy girl when fall comes around! Not to mention Thanksgiving and Christmas being right around the corner. AHHH!!! I can’t take all of this wonderfulness!!!!!!

Fall is my favorite season. I feel very strongly about it. In case you didn’t deduce that from the previous paragraph. 🙂

With all things fall also comes school for me. That means being busy all the time and living off of sandwiches/frozen food.  All the while munching on very unhealthy snacks and studying.  Not a stellar diet. In order to incorporate a healthier snack and keep things interesting (meaning not boring, raw fruit) I sometimes make these Apple Chips.

I’m not even a huge fan of apples and I love these things.  They are crunchy, sweet, and a fruit–an A+ snack in my book. Aside from them tasting good, while they are baking your house/apartment/area of living will smell divine. Apples and cinnamon. Perfection.

You will want start off by preheating your oven to 250°F (120°C) and lightly greasing a cookie sheet.

Now mix up your cinnamon and sugar. I usually us a 1:3 or 1:4 ratio (for every one part cinnamon three parts sugar). 1:3 will give you a pretty cinnamony mixture.  If you don’t like cinnamon that much, or just can’t handle it, mix it to your preference. What I have come to find, with this recipe, is the apples tend to have a bit of natural sweetness, A stronger mixture helps to keep the chips from becoming overwhelmingly sweet. This is all personal preference, do as you please. Set the cinnamon sugar aside (I made extra so I could keep some for toast).Cinnamon Sugar

Get out a cutting board, an apple, and a very sharp knife. In my experience one apple covers one cookie sheet. Be sure to use a sharp knife–the sharper your knife the easier it will be to get thin slices. We want thin slices! Paper thin. If your slices are too thick they wont dry out properly and the chips will be chewy. I always end up slicing a couple too thick, so I sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar on them and have a snack as I slice. No shame in my game!

slices

Lay the slices in a single layer on your baking sheet.  You can lay them close together as they will shrink in the oven, but be sure they aren’t overlapping.  Yes…I see I have a few overlapping here. Just trust me, it works better if they aren’t laying on top of each other. On pan

Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top of each slice and pop them in the oven! Let them bake for 30 minutes. Remove the slices from the oven and flip them over. Put them back in the oven for another 30 minutes.  If you cut your slices a bit thicker it will take a little longer. If they are thinner you will want to remove them a little sooner. Use your best judgement.  They may seem slightly pliable, but as the cool they will crisp up (a little not a lot).

If you have any questions leave a comment below! Happy Fall everyone!

Here is a printable of the recipe: Apple Chips

APPLE CHIPS

Prep: 10 minutes     Baking: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp sugar

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Rinse and pat the apple dry. Very thinly slice the apple using a sharp knife. Line the slices on the baking sheet in a single layer. Be sure they are not overlapping. Sprinkle the slices with cinnamon sugar.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, flip them over and bake for another 30 minutes. The slices should be crispy. Let cool and keep in a sealed container.