This is such a fun way to eat a serving of fruit! Granted you could just eat the apple and be done with it (LOL). Where's the fun in that? Or you could simply buy these from the store already prepared and packaged, but then you have more than you should have for one sitting (I for one am not done with a bag of chips until I've reach the bottom of the bag), and who knows what additives are in the store bought ones.
Besides Crispy Baked Apple Chips are super easy to make, here's how:
Preheat oven to 225 degrees
- 1 medium (baseball sized Organic apple (Gala, Honey Crisp and Fuji are what I used)
- Juice from 1/2 Lemon
- 3 C cold water
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Splenda
- 2-Large Non-stick Cookie Sheets
- Large bowl
- Mandoline slicer or a sharp knife
- Paper towels or clean dish clothes
- Silpat sheets (optional)
Make an acidulated water bath for your apple slices by filling the bowl with water and the juice of half a lemon. I float a slice of lemon in mine just for ha has.
Wash and dry apple. Using great care slice apple into paper thin slices, the thinner the better. Don't worry about the core it bakes up crispy too, and the seeds will fall out as you slice. When your slices build up drop them into the bowl of acidulated water. This process will keep the apple slices from browning from air exposure.
Remove the slices from the water bath and place in a single layer on paper towels. Pat them try thoroughly and transfer them to the cookie sheet.
Mix together the Splenda and Cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle it evenly over your chips.
Apples are low in calories and uber nutritious!
Place the sheets in the center of the oven using both shelves. Bake at 225 for 30-40 minutes. Check for crispness at 30 minutes, lift the crisp from the sheet and turn them over, return to the oven for another five-ten minutes then remove, they will crisp up more once removed from the oven. The cook time really depends on how thin you are able to get your slices.
Once crispy remove from the sheet and serve. One apple equals one serving so the thinner you slice it the more chips you get and the crunchier they'll be.
- Use organic apples
- This works really well with the peel only as well.
- Store in a ziploc bag at room temperature ( as if there will be any leftovers)
Enjoy your homemade Crispy Baked Apple Chips!