Learn how to make delicious apple chips with this easy recipe. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a healthy and delicious snack that the whole family will love.
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Apple chips are a delicious, healthy snack that you can easily make at home. All you need is a fresh apple, a sharp knife, and a bit of patience. The first step is to wash your apple thoroughly. Cut off both ends of the apple and then slice it into thin rounds. You can make the rounds as thick or thin as you like, but Keep in mind that thinner rounds will cook more evenly and become crispier.
Once you have your rounds cut, lay them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Make sure that the rounds are not touching each other so that they can cook evenly. If they are touching, they will tend to stick together and become soggy.
Bake the rounds in a preheated oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for about two hours or until they are dried out and slightly browned around the edges. Allow the chips to cool before storing them in an airtight container. Enjoy them as is or use them to top yogurt, salads, or granola for a healthy and delicious snack!
What You Will Need
-A cutting board
-A baking sheet
Step One: Preheat Your Oven
Step One: Preheat Your Oven
Before you begin, preheat your oven to 200 degrees. This will ensure that your apple chips bake evenly and prevent them from sticking to the pan.
Step Two: Choose Your Apples
The type of apple you use is up to you, but we recommend a crisp, tart variety like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp. Avoid apples that are too soft or mealy, as they won’t hold up as well during the baking process.
Step Three: Prep Your Apples
Wash your apples thoroughly and slice them thinly using a sharp knife or mandoline. If you’re using a knife, be sure to slice the apples evenly so they cook at the same rate.
Step Four: Arrange Your Apples on the Baking Sheet
Once they’re sliced, arrange your apples on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer. If necessary, you can lightly oil the parchment paper to prevent sticking.
Step Five: Bake Until Crisp
Bake your apple chips in the preheated oven for 1-2 hours, or until they’re crisp and lightly browned around the edges. Keep an eye on them towards the end of cooking to make sure they don’t burn.
Step Two: Prep the Apples
The key to perfect apple chips is to slice the apples as thinly and evenly as possible. A mandoline slicer is the best tool for the job, but if you don’t have one, you can use a sharp knife and a steady hand.
Cut off the top and bottom of each apple, then slice the apples in half from top to bottom. Slice each apple half into thin wedges, about ⅛-inch thick. As you slice, beware of the seeds—they can make your apple chips bitter.
Once all of your apples are sliced, it’s time to move on to step three.
Step Three: Slice the Apples
Now that the apples are cored and peeled, it’s time to slice them. Use a sharp knife or a mandoline to slice the apples thinly, about 1/8-inch thick. If you’re using a knife, try to make the slices as even as possible so they all bake evenly.
Arrange the apple slices on the prepared baking sheet, making sure they don’t touch each other. Sprinkle evenly with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the chips are dried and crisp.
Step Four: Season the Apples
Once the apples are sliced, it’s time to season them. In a small bowl, mix together sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
Sprinkle the mixture over the apple slices, making sure each slice is evenly coated. Then, use your hands to gently toss the apples so that the mixture sticks to them.
Step Five: Bake the Apples
Bake the apples in the preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the apples are dried and slightly browned around the edges. Enjoy your delicious apple chips!
Step Six: Remove and Enjoy
Now that your apple chips are crispy and dried out, it’s time to remove them from the oven! Carefully take them off of the baking sheet using a spatula, and let them cool on a wire rack or plate. Once they’re cooled, they’re ready to serve and enjoy! If you want to store them, put them in an airtight container and they should stay fresh for up to a week.