Apple Chips

First time I tasted apple chips was when I was about seven years old. I really liked it – but unfortunately this kind of chips are quite a rarity in the stores. There are hundreds of fried potato chips in all kinds of flavours, but if you want a healthy crispy snack… there are none to choose from (unless you’re satisfied with crisp bread). A month ago I found a store selling apple chips, but as most of the food today – they had sprinkled preservatives on them (or how they do it…). They had a bit bitter additional taste.

So, why not make your own chips, I thought and looked for recipes online. Some people put the apple slices in sugar water, others put lemon juice on them or syrup. But if you have tasty, perhaps a bit sour apples – it’s just a shame to add sugar. This is how I did…

WARNING! This takes TIME – approximately 3-4 hours!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large (preferably sour) apples or 4 smaller
  • Cinnamon

EQUIPMENT

  • Cheese slicer*
  • Oven
  • 2 grids (for oven)
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp, thin knife
* This depends on what you yourself finds easiest – knife or cheese slicer, I used a cheese slicer. Though some of my chips were a bit too thin. (Of course… it also depends on if you even have a cheese slicer…)

HOW TO DO

  1. Turn on the oven, 75°C, if you have a luxury oven, a convection oven – USE IT!
  2. Slice the apple the way you want – just not too thick. A few millimeters will do. Cut out the core as you slice it.
  3. Spread the slices out on the grids.
  4. Sprinkle a little cinnamon over the slices.
  5. Put them in the oven.
  6. They shall now dry for about 3-4 hours, open the oven at least once an hour to let the moist air out.
  7. When they’re dry and pretty stiff, not too brown though – take them out and let them rest on the grids.

PRESERVATION

The chips should be preserved in an airtight box/can.

This is how my chips looked when finished! The apples I used were too big for the cheese slicer  – so I cut them in halves before slicing them.

They can be more than just snacks – I cut some and added to the muesli i roasted earlier…

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