Sunday, October 14, 2012

Weekend Apple Adventure (part 2- Apple Chips)

After our adventure with the Mini Apple in Apple Pies
Dan and I had a few apples left to play with.
I had recently seen a recipe for Apple Chips, when I told Dan my idea, he immediately started salivating.
These are extremely easy and make your house smell absolutely amazing- like your burning a Yankee Candle!

What you'll need:
1. 2-3 large apples, cored (we used something similar to McIntosh, in reading further and if we were to attempt this again, Granny Smith or Red Delicious would be best)
2. 2 Tablespoons of Sugar
3. 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
4. Pam
5. Parchment/Wax Paper
Preheat oven to 200 Degrees F

The Process:

Wash your apples and cut the tops and bottoms off of each. 
With an apple corer or a small knife, core each apple.
We did not have a corer, so Dan used a small pearing knife.
This part is a little tricky- the original recipe said to use a mandolin, however we used a knife: carefully slice the apples as thin as you can get them.
Dan kept cutting them too small, but keep all the slices, they still make for great chips :)
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and put a generous amount of Pam or non stick spray all along the paper. 
Mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and sprinkle over all the apple slices- the more you put the sweeter they taste.
We put a lot on them, and surprisingly, most of the cinnamon/sugar baked off.

Place baking trays in the oven on the top and bottom shelves and let bake for about 2 hours or until apples are good and crisp- this is the part where your house smells amazing!
Let chips cool before removing from baking trays and keep in a sealed container and...

We loved our apple chips, they were delicious and we ate most of them right away! The only suggestion we will give is to make sure to spray the sheets with a lot of non stick spray and wait until the chips are 'crinkly' before removing from oven- it might be longer than 2 hours.

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