Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Homemade Apple Chips

One of our favorite family traditions is apple picking: sunshine, sweaters, and being together, what's not to love?  After picking many pounds of honeycrisps last weekend, I'm now logging lots of time in the kitchen, making the most of each apple.  While the majority of them go towards canning applesauce, there are plenty left over for other treats as well...like the homemade apple chips (above) that August and I made together on Sunday. Here's how to make your own ridiculously easy chips:

  • 2 apples
  • Cinnamon
  1.  Preheat oven to 225° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Slice apples very thin (about 1/8").  This is a great time to use a mandoline if you have one, but BE CAREFULand remove all distractions, including your sweet children (it only takes a fraction of a second to require a trip to the ER...unfortunately, I know from experience).
  3. Lay apple slices in a single layer on the bakuing sheets and sprinkle with cinnamon.  
  4. Bake for and hour and a half, flip slices, and bake for another hour and a half.  Time will vary depending on slice thickness and climate.  To test them, remove one, let it cool, and then test...they will harden a bit as they cool.
Slices will keep in an airtight container for up to a week...but will be gone long before then!

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