homemade apple chips

I buy bag after bag of apples at the farmers market. 

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Which leads to a pile of them in my kitchen.

So, it’s time to get creative in the different ways you can enjoy them.

Which means that it is time to bake some into apple chips!

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I buy apple chips at the store. But, they are so simple to make that I almost feel guilty spending money on a bag. 

And don’t worry, you don’t need a dehydrator! 

Just a baking sheet, your oven, and a dash of cinnamon.

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These are perfect to snack on plain, or mixed in your yogurt with honey and cinnamon.  Or, add the chips to a mixed greens salad with toasted pecans and blue cheese crumbles.

Pure apples.

You can’t go wrong.

Homemade Baked Apple Chips

  • 4-6 apples, thinly sliced, with the peel on
  • cinnamon

Directions:

- Set your oven to 300 degrees. 

- Thinly slice the apples with the peel on. I like using red apples, like Jonathon or Gala.  Using a knife cut circles in the center of the slices to make apple rings. If you have an apple corer, cut out the core before you slice the apples. 

- TIP: the thinner you slice the apples, the crispier they get. The thicker the slices are, the softer the dried apples will be.

- Spread the slices in one layer on baking sheets and sprinkle with cinnamon.

- Bake for 1-2 hours, depending on how thin the apples are. This also depends on how crispy you want them.  The longer they bake, the crispier they get. Flip the slices every 30 minutes or so. 

- Then turn off the oven and let the apples cool in the oven. This will finish the drying process.

Store the cooled chips in air-tight containers.

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I may be bias…

But I think these are way better than any apple chips you buy in a bag.