Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Oven Baked Apple Chips

When I was younger we went to north Georgia every fall to pick apples and eat all things made with apples. Now I get to carry on the tradition with my son. We gorged ourself on fresh apples and when we got home I worked on making anything and everything with apples in it. The best thing we made was definitely apple chips. They are very easy to make but you will have to be home for a couple of hours. You can make a lot at once and then try not to eat them all in one sitting. Enjoy!

He ate so many fresh apples
Loved getting them straight off the tree

Needed a little help from Mom with some of them

Oven Baked Apple Chips

Gluten Free, Vegan
1 apple per person

2  sweet variety apples per baking sheet

  1. Peel the apples (or leave the skin on, our skin was kind of tough so I peeled it).
  2. Slice the apples as thinly as possible with a knife. When you get to the seeds use the end of the knife to pop them out and then keep slicing. I discarded *ate* the end pieces of the apples since they were thicker.
  3. Place the apple slices onto a parchment lined baking sheet. I could fit 2 apples per a sheet. Try not to overlap the slices much; they will shrink a lot once baked.
  4. Place the sheet into the oven on the lowest setting. Mine was 170F but I'm sure 200F would be fine. 
  5. Baked for 1 hour, flip the slices over and bake for about one more hour.
  6. Let the slices cool for about 10 minutes and you should be able to tell which ones are crispy. Put any thicker or soft pieces back into the oven for an additional 30 minutes.
  7. Store in an airtight container on the counter. Since they are dry they should last quite awhile but we ate them all so I can't say for sure.

Notes and Substitutions

  • I used cameo and gold rush apples, but any sweet kind will work great.
  • Since these are time consuming I recommend doing as many trays as will fit in your oven at once.
  • I did try these with different spices but really preferred them plain. 
  • Your bake time will depend on the thickness of your slices.

Slice the apples
Remove seeds as you slice
Before baking
After baking 1 hour, ready to be flipped
After baking 2 hours

What is your favorite apple recipe?

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