This is such an easy recipe that yields an extremely tasty and healthy snack. I love eating apples in just about any form, whether it is plain, eaten with peanut butter, or in a pie. But more times than not I always have one or two leftover that get too mushy to eat. (Is it just me that can't eat a mushy apple? No? Okay good 🙂 ) So, instead of throwing out these ripe apples, I found a quick and easy way to repurpose them into apple chips. And boy, are they good!
As for the amount and type of apple, I show no partiality to green or red. Honestly, I can't tell the difference once they are baked and crispy- I usually just use what is ripe and almost going bad (what I call the "ugly fruit"). You can do just a couple apples as you see them getting ripe, but this will only yield a small amount. Remember that these slices will shrivel and get smaller, so the more apples, the more chips for snacking. Regardless, I say repurpose whatever amount of fruit you have in your pantry and enjoy!
- Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit
- Line cookie sheet with parchment paper
- With a mandolin or knife, slice apple in thin slices (If using a mandolin, please watch your fingers!)
- Place them on the cookie sheet, evenly spaced out
- Sprinkle cinnamon evenly over the apple slices (Some recipes also add sugar on top. This is your call- I'm a purist when it comes to fruit chips. I think the apples are sweet enough by themselves!)
- Bake for about 1 hour or until the chips start to curl up on the edges. Depending on your over, this could take less time or more
- Eat right off the pan (my preference 🙂 ) or store in a dry, airtight container