Wednesday, September 5

Apple Chips



 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!!

Apple Chips
(Recipe adapted from: Baked by Rachel's Cinnamon Apple Chips )

Ingredients:
2-3 apples ( I used Paula reds, and golden delicious)

Optional toppings:
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

Directions:

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.




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34 comments:

  1. So easy. So delicious. Why didn't I think to do this sooner? Can't wait to try it!

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  2. Eek, I love the star pattern in the middle--so cool :) as a kid, I always loved that, too. And apple chips are some of my fave munchies!

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    1. I had a friend who's mom sliced her apples with the start in the middle for snacks. I used to think it was the coolest thing ever!

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  3. I love apple chips! I need to try making my own!

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  4. I have to make these - can't wait to go apple picking and try them! Thanks Carrie :)

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    1. I need to go apple picking soon so I can make these in bulk!

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    1. I'm a big faker.... I made some for a cake topper today.

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  6. I just inherited my mama's mandolin. I'm excited to try this out myself rather than being them by the bulk from the market.

    Cheers,
    Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

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    1. I wish I had bought the mandolin sooner. I LOVE it!

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  7. I so need a mandolin. Then I could eat chips all day!

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  8. I love to snack on dried fruit...and these would be so fun to make! Time to dig out the mandolin :)

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    1. They are fun and so much better than the dried apples I buy at the store!

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  9. Awesome! I was wondering how to make these, and you just answered my question... Beautiful, too!

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  10. mandolin's are AWESOME for things like this! i love making chips at home and i love that you made apple chips :) they were my favorite as a kid!

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    1. They are! I'm pretty obsessed with using it lately.

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  11. I love dried apple chips...but I can never get them cut thin enough. It's official...I need a mandolin:-) Love that shot with the apple star!!

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    1. Yes yes, yes you do! Go buy one. Make chips!

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  12. It looks so funny and interesting! I've never seen these recipes but I will try it surely!

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  13. I'm so glad you liked them! I need to make more for my girls soon.

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  14. These look so great!!! I love the photograph!!

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  15. These are on my list to make this fall! Such a great shot Carrie!

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  16. These are on my to do list this fall... beautiful shot Carrie!

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  17. Just made them and I have one complaint. They are so good, even the 1 year old loves them. Now I have to share! Thanks!

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  18. My Native American grandmother used to dry apples every fall, and would use them during the winter to make fried apple pies. We would love to eat the dried apples just as they were. her dried apples were so good, and she dried so many that people would come from all over to buy them from her. What I like about this idea is that you can dry cinnamon or sugar, some toppings on the apple, which you can't do when you are just drying the apple to store. In the drying process, they stay a bit more moist than they do this way, this is more dry and the topping dries into the apple more. This is just a great idea, thanks!

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  19. My native American grandmother used to dry apples in the fall, and use them all winter to make fried apple pies (they were great!). We used to snack on the dried apples also. her dried apples were so good, and she dried so many, that people came from all over to buy them. But I like this method very much, because you can dry cinnamon or another topping into, which you can't do with a dried fruit, because they stay more moist usually, especially apples. Thank you for this, I'll definitely use it!

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  20. I have a whole bag of granny smith apples that I need to use up and this will be perfect! :)

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