I recently bought a mandolin... finally! Now that I have one I can't resist making chips of all kinds. Potato, zucchini, beet, banana, and now... apple!
These are my new favorite snack! The key is to get them as thin as possible before they start to fall apart. If your using a mandolin set it at 1/8 in or thinner. You want these to be paper thin. Then you bake them low and slow.
I've made several batches over the past few days, I dip them in peanut butter, sprinkle them in sugar, apple spices, pumpkin spices, but to be honest my favorite way to enjoy them is plain and unsweetened. My kids however will tell you they want them with cinnamon and sugar
These are too easy not to try, and they are quite addictive. Which is ok right?! Apples are healthy! Yay for me, another healthy chip to curb my crunchy chip addiction!!
(Recipe adapted from: Baked by Rachel's Cinnamon Apple Chips )
2-3 apples ( I used Paula reds, and golden delicious)
1/2-1 tbs of sugar
1/2-1 tbs of cinnamon
1/2-1 tbs of apple pie spice
1/2-1 tbs of pumpkin spice
Preheat oven to 200
Using a mandolin or a sharp knife, slice apples paper thin. Discard seeds.
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silpat. Lay apples out on cookie sheets, do not over lap.
Sprinkle with optional toppings or keep them as is like I do!
Bake for 1 hour.
Using tongs, flip.
Bake for another hour or longer until they are dry and crisp.
They do crisp a bit as they cool so if they seem a bit rubbery, they might harden as they cool. BUT if they are too rubbery continue to bake them. Mine took a total of 2 hrs and 15 minutes every time.