Apples and Pumpkins are the epitome of Fall. I have been searching and searching for an apple recipe to try and I decided to go back to this guy. Apple Chips have been on my mind for a few months now, but I’ve been so afraid to try to make them! Why? Because you have to leave them in the oven for so long! Our house would turn into a sauna and with our erratic schedule, I’d probably have to stop baking or worse…forget about them! It started to cool off a few weeks ago and I had a bunch of days off from work, so I decided to finally give this recipe a try.
My son always wants to help, I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before. He is always helping me in the kitchen, and I always try to find the least messiest thing for him to do. The funny thing is, he didn’t really want to help me with this recipe, he just wanted to eat all the apples!
Let’s dive right into the recipe. You will need the following supplies:
- Cutting Board
- Sharp Knife
- Mandolin or potato slicer
- Medium size bowl
- Measuring Spoons
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
You will need the following ingredients:
- 3 Apples
- Ground cinnamon
- Granulated Sugar
While I was cutting the apples, my husband walks in and asks me what I’m making, like he always does. And like always I answer him annoyingly, “something.” I eventually did tell him, I’m not completely mean, but I knew this was coming: After telling him, his response is, “Why don’t you just buy us a dehydrator? It would be so much faster.” Really!? It’s about the experience and not buying unnecessary kitchen equipment! No dehydrator! That’s why I didn’t tell you! UGH!
First you need to preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Also, cover your baking sheet with a sheet of parchement paper.
Next you need to slice the apples using your mandolin or potato slicer. Cut a slice off the bottom of the Apple using your knife. Then run your apple bottom (hehehe) along the mandolin as thin as possible. My potato sliver does not have multiple settings but it sliced very thin. When finished, lay out your apple slices side by side on your baking sheet.
Finally you are going to take 2TBS of cinnamon and 3TBS white sugar and mix in a medium bowl. Then sprinkle your cinnamon sugar mixture over each apple slice. Optional: you can flip over each case slice and sprinkle on the other side too.
(Please disregard that there is a foiled baking sheet and wire rack. I was recipe testing when I took this photo and didn’t realize all the mistakes I was making! Luckily you don’t have to make the same mistakes!)
Now, put your baking sheet in the oven and bake for 2 hours and 30 minutes. Half way through flip your apples over using a tongs. When time is up, Turn off your oven and let your apples cool in the oven until oven is completely cool. Could be anywhere between 30minutes to a couple more hours. The longer you leave it the better.
A couple tips while cooking:
- Don’t use foil or an oiled baking sheet. Your apples will stick to both and then you’re ruined!
- Depending on your taste for cinnamon and it sugar, you can tweek the amount of cinnamon you use in the recipe. It’s not a set in stone recipe and you don’t even really need to put it on.
- You could also dip each slice into the bowl of cinnamon and sugar.
- The longer you leave your apples in the oven to cool, will help your apples to dry out and crisp up
- Resist the urge to open the oven throughout the baking process! Just one time to flip and that’s it!
They will taste amazing, you will be so proud, but you will also be so tired. Very little payout and you WILL become ADDICTED! You have been warned!
Take my husbands advice and buy a dehydrator.