Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Oven Baked Apple Chips

This recipe was my little Sophie's idea. We had fun making these and our family really enjoyed them.

In they go.

And out they come!

Be sure to slice your chips thin and uniformly. Some of our chips were more like apple sauce, some were over baked and some were like dried apples- and some were perfect! Part of the fun of cooking with kids!

Oven Baked Apple Chips:

Slice apples thinly. We used green, yellow and red apples and they were all equally delicious. Grease a clean sheet pan with flavorless oil such as vegetable. Toss your apple slices in a little oil as well to coat both sides. Lay them out in a single layer and sprinkle with a bit of white sugar. Bake at 325F for about 20 to 30 minutes until the bottoms are beginning to brown. Flip once and bake another 15 to 30 minutes or until the chips are a nice chestnut brown. Remove from the pan with a thin spatula and cool on wire racks. Some may seem soft but as they cool they will firm up a bit.

Your baking time will totally depend on how thin you slice your apples. The really thin slices crisp up beautifully and don't take long to bake at all. My sheet pan was a little rough and I didn't grease it (I only tossed my slices in oil) so I had troubles with the well-done chips sticking. We also didn't slice the apples uniformly so the chips that were over-done stuck worse. I wonder if sprinkling the sugar over them made them stick a little so next time I plan to sprinkle the sugar just when the apples come out of the oven. I'll also experiment with a little cinnamon in my sugar. My kids weren't into it but I bet it's yummy!

5 comments:

  1. Great idea with the baked apple chips! I wonder if they were baked on a silpat or silicone mat then the oil might be eliminated from the recipe... I've got some apples stashed in the refrigerator and I will definitely be trying this. Thank you!

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    1. My guess is then they'd be chewy like dried apples versus crispy? But if you used both the oil and the mat, or parchment, maybe they'd crisp up like the apple chips we were going for. I'll be trying that next time!

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  2. Great post. I was wondering if you would like to put up a link to this apple recipe in my Food on Friday Series.

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  3. Hi, Hannah! I just found this recipe over at on Food on Friday, and I'm so glad I did. What an easy, healthy idea (good thinking, Sophie!). Thanks so much! :D

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