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Tuesday
Oct192010

Baked Apple Chips

baked apple chips

Sometimes I wish my kitchen had more features. I live in a small, but charming old apartment which means I have a charming, but tiny kitchen. So tiny, in fact, that there isn't enough space for the refrigerator. The refrigerator lives in the laundry room. Imagine that.

baked apple chips

Unforutnately, this also means my kitchen is too small for a microwave. When I want to reheat food this means business. Pulling out the pots and pans, turning on the stove, trying to reheat the food instead of recook the food. It's an art. A messy one. Which is why it would also be nice if I had a dishwasher. But I'm not even going to let myself imagine that level of luxury, not even for a second.

baked apple chips

Small kitchens leave a lot of room for improvisation. The stove is my microwave, the oven is my toaster, and the whisk is my mixer. I may not have a microwave, dishwasher, food processor, coffee maker, toaster, blender, stand mixer, or hand mixer but, damn it, I've got a waffle maker. You better believe it.

baked apple chips

These baked apple chips are light, delicious, and perfect for snacking. The cinnamon sugar flavor is subtle, but adds just the right amount of spice to the apple chips. The apple chips are both chewy and crunchy, making for an interesting texture. These can be served as an appetizer, alongside a sandwich with lunch, or in the middle of the afternoon for a pick-me-up snack. And if you eat ALL of them at once? You can't feel bad about it because these are apple chips and you just got your daily recommended intake of fruit. Oh yeaaah.

baked apple chips


Baked Apple Chips

Yields about 6 cups

6 medium-large apples (choose any varieties you wish)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons sugar

Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F.

thinly sliced apples

Slice the apples thinly, approximately 1/8 inch thick (if you have a mandolin, now is the time to use it). Place the apple slices into a large bowl and mix in the lemon juice to prevent the apple slices from browning. Spread the apple slices in a single layer on a parchment covered baking sheet. Try not to overlap them. You must cover your baking sheets with parchment or your apples will stick to the pan. I learned this the hard way.

sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar

In a small bowl, whisk together the cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture liberally over top of the slices. Bake in the oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Every 30 minutes flip the apple slices over to ensure they bake evenly. You will know they are done when they are just at the point of browning. Allow the chips to cool completely on the baking sheet.

baked apple chips

Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Now munch.

Reader Comments (9)

What a fantastic low calorie snack, and a great way to use the loads of apples I have from my trees. THanks for the recipe.
*kisses* HH

yum! those look delish! I am going to try this!

Giana
http://whats4dinnerg.wordpress.com

10.20.2010 | Unregistered CommenterGiana

This is perfect. I'm not a huge pie fan, but I have so many apples from my CSA and an apple picking trip, now I totally know what to do with them.

10.20.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLorin D

Do you think they will stick to foil? I too have no luxuries in the kitchen but also can't find parchment here in italy

10.21.2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You can use aluminum foil. I would spray the foil with a bit of oil just to ensure that there will be no sticking or you could use a non-stick foil. That should work!

10.21.2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

These look so yummy! : )

10.22.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Oh these look delicious! It makes me want to get a mandolin, that would make this so easy to prepare! I've gotta try it even without one!

10.22.2010 | Unregistered Commenteratperez
Do you know how I could make these sour apple chips instead of cinnamon apple chips? Do you think I could just substitute the cinnamon with sour salt? (I have a very high tolerance for sour flavor. I also love sour candy and the like!)
07.27.2011 | Unregistered CommenterYsandrelle
Ysandrelle-- Sour salt might compete with the natural sweetness of the apple. Instead, I would personally use a very sour apple and coat each slice in a layer of lemon juice, omitting the cinnamon and sugar entirely. But, if you really love sour, feel free to experiment!
07.27.2011 | Registered CommenterKristin Rosenau

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