Spiced Apple Chips

Spiced Apple Chips-the perfect snack for any time of day!

Spiced Apple Chips-the perfect snack for any time of day!

Apple Chips are nothing new. They’ve been around since I was a kid. I remember making apple chips in the toaster oven because my mom didn’t want us running the oven for hours at a time heating up the house in the summertime. It was one of the few snacks (healthy) that I loved to eat as a picky eating kid. I still do. Give me a bowl of apple chips over potato chips any day.

Instructions for Apple Chips are everywhere, I’ve even pinned 3 different versions. And When I did a search on Pinterest I found versions from My Kitchen ExperimentsThe Procrastinating CrafterBlissful WhimsyThe Italian DishSimple BitesFresh 4 FiveFifteen Spatulas365 Days of BakingHalf Squeezed LemonDelighted MommaA Cozy KitchenCooking with NikkiMunchin with MunchkinFabulously FrugalThe Slow Roasted ItalianVittles and Bits …..This is not a new idea.

Spiced Apple Chips-the perfect snack for any time of day!

What I think we all forget about is how to get creative with apple chips. Of course they taste great on their own but some apples can use a little more flavor. I went overboard buying apples for Apple Week. Not wanting the remaining apples to go bad, I did what any lazy person would do to use them up, Make apple Chips.

The first batch was easy-

Cinnamon and Sugar sprinkled lightly over my apple chips before baking. Always a winner.

I left a batch of my Granny Smiths plain. They can stand on their own flavor.

Then as I was toying with Pumpkin, I thought lets add a bit of Pumpkin Pie Spice with sugar. Amazing.

Have a boring Red Delicious, Try a bit of Nutmeg.

Want to make a flavor pop, try some Salt! Or Pepper!

And what about those popcorn flavors you can sprinkle on? Give them a try, I can tell you the White Cheddar on  Granny Smith, huge hit in this house.

So here’s how it’s done.

Spiced Apple Chips-the perfect snack for any time of day!

Baked Apple Chips

Spiced Apple Chips

Spiced Apple Chips

Ingredients

  • 1 apple per baking tray you can fit in your oven.
  • whatever spice(s) tickle your fancy

Instructions

  1. Wash apples well. You can peel or leave the skin on. I leave my peel on 1) I'm lazy and it's faster 2) someone once told me that's where all the vitamins are. Core or don't core. Again, I'm lazy, I don't core. Just be sure all seeds are removed. Slice as thin as possible without cutting off fingertips. A mandolin works great.
  2. Either lightly spray a baking sheet or line with parchment paper. Place apple slices in a single layer on sheet. Lightly sprinkle whatever spices you've chosen over apple slices.
  3. Bake in a preheated 225 degree oven for 2 hours. Turn off oven and let apples crisp up for about another 1-2 hours. (do not leave them overnight, they will burn.)
  4. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

http://chocolatechocolateandmore.com/2012/10/spiced-apple-chips/

Spiced Apple Chips-the perfect snack for any time of day!

My hubby has requested I try some chili powder on the next batch but I’m just afraid of being to heavy handed on the spice with that one.

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Comments

  1. WOW!!! Love, love LOVE the flavor ideas!! That cheese flavoring sounds VERY intriguing!! And your apples look so pretty, Joan!

  2. What a fab snack! I love anything crunchy.

  3. Great idea for a healthy snack, I’m going to give this a try when I’m home for a few hours, the trickiest part looks like the slicing;-)

  4. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    Oh my gosh, these look so good! I could easily eat all of them in one sitting, methinks :)

  5. I wonder if you could also use a food dehydrator to make these?

  6. Linda Makiej says:

    these look great!

  7. Joan, Great ideas! Thanks for the note about NOT leaving them overnight. I too am lazy and would probably do something like that! HA! Thanks for sharing with us for Tasty Tuesday!

  8. I’ve never made apple chips but now I’m wondering why not… :)

  9. I love apples so I should love apple chips – I only vaguely remember ever having any. I think it’s high time I made some!

  10. Ya know, I’ve always loved apple chips but I’ve never made them myself. I think that’s going to change very soon! Thanks for the inspiration and the recipe! ~Mary

  11. Oh……LOVE!!!
    I was just gifted with 53 pounds of apples yesterday! Thanks for ANOTHER idea for them! LOL

  12. I love fruit chips, they’re such a great healthy snack!

  13. I love apple chips. I’m with you: apple chips over potato chips any day of the week! Thanks for sharing all your flavoring tips also.

  14. So many lovely ideas, they look great!

  15. Love your blog. Very nice. This recipe looks fantastic. What a wonderful Fall snack. Please visit us. We would love to have you and we are having a great giveaway this week. Register to win – it is under the Televenge post!

  16. I have about a peck of apples still left in the house and have never, ever thought of making apple chips!! I don’t have a mandolin, so I guess I’ll be testing my knife skills ;) love how you show us how versatile this recipe can be.

    p.s. I have that plate!!

  17. I don’t know why I’ve never made apple chips before….it seems so easy. And well worth the time! I love all of your sweet and savory versions…especially the cheese! I love adding apple chips to fall salads! And I’ll take this as a great excuse to finally invest in a mandolin! : )

  18. Walking on Sunshine says:

    This is a great idea! I’ve apple chips from a “bag” and I’m sure they were filled with tons of things not good for me. Your recipe looks really good! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  19. Hi Joan,
    We are going to love this awesome Fall Treat! Hope you are having a great fall weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  20. What a wonderful idea for a healthy Fall treat!

    Thanks for partying with us @ Keep Calm & Link Up this week!
    xo, Meredith @www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

  21. Love apple chips and these look great! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Heather

  22. These look amazing! I love apple chips. Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! So thrilled to have you, and I featured your awesome Chocopots today. Love those!! :)

  23. Can’t wait to make these! I have apples in the fridge that are just calling to be dried. Thanks!

  24. I’m beginning a Sheltering Party this Wednesday on my blog and am hoping you will link this post. I think a small box of these apples would be an awesome way to encourage a fried. They look so delicious–I’m going to have to get out my bag of apples and try them.

  25. If these were sliced in half, before baking, they would make good dippers with a fruit dip. Also, it would be easy to cut out the center of each slice, with a small round cutter, before putting on the cookie sheet. I’m wondering how they would burn if the oven has been turned off for several hours?

  26. Just found your blog Joan!! These apple chips look delicious! Pinning now. :)

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