Fall is here and while it’s still been pretty warm I’m slowly starting to embrace the change of seasons. I know that with fall comes pumpkin everything, but I’ve decided to ease into things with these homemade apple chips. This snack is super easy to make and solves the yearly problem of what to do with all of the apples we brought home from a day at the orchard.
- 3 apples, any kind will do
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Depending on how many apple chips you’re making you may need two baking sheets. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.
- Mix together cinnamon and sugar, set aside.
- Choosing any type of apple you prefer (I loved how the granny smith came out) thinly slice them to about 1/6″ thickness. If you have a mandolin slicer then this step will be super quick. But if you’re like me, cutting your apples with a knife works just as well. Cut slowly to make sure you have thin, even slices. You can also choose to core your apples, I decided not too so I could keep that star shape. Just make sure to remove any seeds.
- Sprinkle the apples slices in your cinnamon sugar mixture. (I’m using the word “sprinkle” here lightly. I more or less dredged/doused/covered the slices in cinnamon sugar).
- Place apple slices on your prepared baking sheets making sure they have enough space and are not over lapping.
- Bake for one hour, remove from oven and flip each apple slice. Then bake for another hour.
- After two hours of baking, turn off the oven but do not remove the apple chips or open the oven door. Allow the apple chips to cool completely in the oven, this is when they will really crisp up.
- Enjoy! Any leftover apple chips can be stored in an air tight container for a few days.