January 31, 2011

Bake-Dried Apple Chips

I don't know about you, but it is about this time of year where my body starts to crave everything healthy. Spring is approaching, and a new round of fruits and veggies are coming into season. I think From here until summer is my favorite batch of goods. But, before I move on to mangoes, and avocados (post soon to come...) I thought I would share this recipe for apple chips. They are literally the easiest and most delicious snack ever. 

You take an apple, slice it paper thin, bake it low and slow with a touch of cinnamon, and voila! A very low-cal (which is great for a pregnant mama who likes to snack), crunchy and slightly sweet. I used Pinova apples, which were not as sweet as I would have liked, but they were still good nonetheless. The best part about these is I don't feel guilty eating these chips late at night with Emory!

Apple Chips
I used 2 large apples that covered 2 full cookie sheets. 

2 large sweeter apples, sliced paper thin on a mandoline, or with a sharp knife (you can use the core and all, the seeds fall out when you slice it)
juice of 1/2 lemon

Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Toss the apple slices with lemon juice and some ground cinnamon. Lay on a baking sheet on a silpat mat, or parchment paper. Place in oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours, flipping over once. You will know they are done when they feel dry, and are just starting to brown. They will crisp as they cool.


  1. I don't think I'd say that I ever crave everything healthy, but I may try this out any way :) It looks awesome!

  2. These look so good! I know my family would love them! I'm going to try them very soon!!