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Apple Chips

October 28, 2013
2 Ratings
Photo by Jenny Huang
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Makes about 30 chips
Author Notes

I borrowed the technique for these from Rivka, whose Cocoa Pear Crisps, were an early recipe contest winner. You don't need to add anything to the apples, but I often sprinkle half of them with a little cinnamon to keep things lively. Feel free to experiment with different spices like ginger, allspice, or even cardamom. —Merrill Stubbs

What You'll Need
  • 2 medium, crisp apples (I like Jonagold), washed and dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  1. Heat the oven to 275°F. Use an apple corer to core the apples.
  2. Set a mandoline to the 1/4-inch setting and slice each apple into about 15 thin slices. Or, slice the apples as thinly as you can by hand. Arrange the apple slices on two cooling racks set on top of baking sheets. (You can also used a Silpat-lined baking sheet.)
  3. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the apple slices if using. Bake the apple slices almost dry, about 1 hour, flipping them over and rotating the baking sheets halfway through to ensure even baking. Cool the apple chips on a rack and serve or store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • QueenOfGreen
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  • Rivka
  • Eliz.

5 Reviews

QueenOfGreen October 14, 2014
Love these, as I have an allergy to raw apples. And it saves me from eating a whole pie!
luvcookbooks November 4, 2013
Made these last week with Cortland apples from the farmer's market. The only problem was that my teenaged son came home and ate up six trays of apples in about 20 minutes!
Rivka October 31, 2013
What a delicious-looking spin on that pear recipe. Can't wait to try these!
lucy H. October 29, 2013
just made these!! so GOOD
Eliz. October 29, 2013
I am addicted to the apple slices that orchard farmers sell at local farmers markets. They are terrific in oatmeal with golden raisins and slivers of toasted walnuts. As someone without a dehydrator, I really appreciate these instructions!