Farmhouse Friday ~ Baked Apple Chips

Apples. Beautiful apples! They look pretty as home decor, and I think they’re absolutely the best fruit to cook with! Maybe I should confess that I really don’t like cooked fruit, and about the only fruit pie I’ll eat is apple pie. I do like peach cobbler however. Today is Farmhouse Friday and we’re celebrating apples and all their wholesome goodness! I’ve got a tasty Baked Apple Chips recipe for you!

Organic Gala Apples - Baked Apple Chips RecipeApple season officially began here in northern Illinois on August 22nd, because that’s when the local apple orchard opened to the public for apple picking! My favorite are Gala apples, which I’ve stuffed into my aqua colander.

 

Jonathon Apples in the Apple OrchardThe apple picking orchard is just a few miles down the road from our house. That’s one of the great things about living where the ‘burbs of Chicago end. We have all this beautiful countryside to the west filled with the fruit of the earth. There’s a nearby vineyard too, complete with a winery and award-winning wines. I’ll have to take photos of those beautiful grapevines sometime soon.

 

Organic Gala Apple - Baked Apple Chips RecipeBut back to the apple … I’ve wanted to make Baked Apple Chips for the longest time and never got around to it. So I started researching a few recipes, took the best of what I learned, and now I have a tasty recipe to share with you.

 

Recipe for Baked Apple ChipsAbout a year ago I bought a mandolin (the slicer, not the musical instrument) and never used it. So I hauled it out to slice my apples. I’ve never used a mandolin before but it was really easy and I don’t know why I was always afraid of it!

 

Recipe for Baked Apple ChipsI didn’t core the apples first. And I’m glad I didn’t because I ended up with these pretty little stars in the middle of the apple slice. The seeds pretty much get sliced right out. If they stick to the slice, just flick them out with your finger.

 

Recipe for Baked Apple ChipsAfter slicing, I lined a couple cookie sheets with parchment paper, which keeps the apples from sticking after baking. I mixed sugar with cinnamon and dipped each slice into the mixture (both sides) and lined the slices on the sheet. I didn’t measure the sugar or cinnamon, I just tasted it to make sure there was enough cinnamon flavor.

 

Baked Apple ChipsAfter preheating the oven to 200 degrees, I baked the chips for an hour. Then I flipped them over and cooked them for another hour. Let them cool for just a minute or two before removing from the parchment paper. As they continue to cool, they’ll get crisp.

 

Baked Apple ChipsBaked Apple Chips are so good and in my opinion, are a better snack than potato chips. The thinner the slice, the crisper the chip. Give these a try … if you like apples, I’m pretty sure you’ll love these!

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Comments

  1. You just blew my mind! I would have never thought to make apple chips myself and now that you showed how easy they are I’m wondering why I never thought of it! Time to dig out my mandolin!

  2. I make apple chips too and love them. I’ve always done them in my dehydrator with no sugar or cinnamon and they taste so fresh all winter long.

  3. You are so lucky to have an apple orchard near you! I’m going to have to try making some apple chips this fall đŸ™‚

  4. Don’t forget the pumpkin farm across the road…..we are blessed living out this way…

  5. These look so yummy and easy to make. Thanks for sharing. With fall just around the corner and all the great apple farms these will be a great treat to make. Have a wonderful week end.
    Kris

  6. These apple slices look and sound delicious and are a healthy snack. Thank for sharing the recipe. Have a lovely weekend.
    Pam

  7. Apple chips sound wonderful, I am going to try them with just cinnamon, no sugar since I am diabetic!

  8. I LOVE baked apple chips. Thank YOU for sharing this because it reminded me how easy it is to make them and they would be great to add to the boys school lunches. They love them with caramel sauce. đŸ™‚ It was great to once again be part of #FarmhouseFriday with you this month. Have a blessed weekend, xxoo Barb

  9. My goodness, Jennifer, but those apple chips look delicious! My grandmother, who lived in North Georgia, had a few apple trees and she used to make dried apples every year. She would slice the apples pretty thin and place them on a sheet/cloth on her screened porch to dry. They were a quite chewy and very sweet when dried and I loved eating them. Too bad the climate here in South Carolina isn’t good for growing apples. We make a trip or two most every fall up towards the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee and we usually buy our apples up there.

    I am going to pin your recipe/tutorial for the apple chips, so I can try it when we get some apples! Have a great weekend, friend!

  10. These sound wonderful, Jennifer. I’ll have to try them!

    Have a lovely weekend.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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