Apple chips are a perfect healthy snack. They are easy to take with you and you don’t have to worry about bruising them in your purse, or backpack.
They are easy to make. The only work required on your part is slicing the apples, laying them out on the pan and turning them once half way through cooking.
I made these last night… in July. Which is almost the farthest month from apple season… which I realize is weird. This time of year the apples from last season are definitely past their prime if you can even find any from the local farmers. It’s more likely you will find them shipped in from a far off country.
Whether they are stored from last season or shipped cross-country, the texture and flavor of the apples are suffering this time of year which is why I prefer to cook with them than eat them “from the hand”.
These apple chips are a perfect way to make mediocre apples delicious. They are also a great way to make perfect apple ah-mazing so you can save this recipe for the fall too.
Alright, check out these beauties!
- 4 apples (or as many as will fit on your pans)
- Preheat oven to 225F
- Cover 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper
- Slice apples thin preferably with a mandolin slicer so they are even
- Lay out in a single layer on the parchment and sprinkle with cinnamon
- Bake in the oven 1 hour, then flip them over. Continue to bake another 30 minutes
- Turn off the oven and allow to cool, they will become crunchy as they cool
First off I’d like to give a shoutout to my fiance Jonny who “staged” this pic. He has an artistic eye that I lack and can make anything beautiful. I’d also like to give him credit for buying a huge bag of apples in July the inspired me to turn my oven on in a heat wave :p
*Note – the cooking time will depend on how thin you sliced your apples so check in on them every once in a while
I did not put on sugar on mine but you definitely can. These can also be made in the food dehydrator but it will take longer ( I believe I used to leave it on all night).
A convection oven will take even less time than a conventional oven so if you have that option use it!