Apple Chips

Who has two thumbs and is posting a healthy recipe?  This girl.  Enjoy it while it lasts, because my upcoming list of recipes to make is a bit naughty.  Apple chips are one of those deceiving snacks though, your brain will think you’re eating dessert when you’re really eating a sweet and healthy snack.  Bonus, your house will smell amazing while these babies are crisping up in the oven.

032 031Apple Chips                     Printer-Friendly Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2-2 1/2 hours plus 1 hour to rest

Ingredients

1 large apple or 2 medium apples (Honey Crisp, Granny Smith, or Gala)
Cinnamon + Sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Line 2 baking sheets with baking liners or parchment paper.

Thinly slice the apples using a mandolin (for thinner, crisper chips) or a sharp knife (for thicker, chewier chips).  Core the center of the rings or remove the seeds.  Place the apples on the baking sheets in a single layer.  Sprinkle the apples on one or both sides with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Bake for 1 hour and then flip the chips.  Bake for 1-1 1/2 more hours or until the apples have dried out.  Turn off the oven and let the chips sit in the oven for 1 more hour to finish crisping up.  Store in an airtight container for 1 week.  Enjoy!

My apple of choice: a gigantic Honeycrisp.

My apple of choice: a gigantic Honeycrisp.

Use a mandolin to thinly slice the apples.  I did half like this and half cut with a knife into slightly thicker slices.

Use a mandolin to thinly slice the apples. I did half like this and half cut with a knife into slightly thicker slices.

Thin slices from the mandolin.

Thin slices from the mandolin.

Thicker slices from the knife.

Thicker slices from the knife.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Ready for the oven.  Bake for 1 hour.

Ready for the oven. Bake for 1 hour.

Flip the slices after one hour and then bake for another hour or hour and a half.

Flip the slices after one hour and then bake for another hour or hour and a half.

Turn off the oven and let the apples cool with the door closed for one more hour.  This will help complete the crisping process.

Turn off the oven and let the apples cool with the door closed for one more hour. This will help complete the crisping process.

019 022Happy day!

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