♥ (beachflower) wrote in bunnyummy,


Baked apple chips

I just made these and they came out yummy. They are a great alternative to potato chips, and a good way to use up any apples you may have before they get too soft.

- Apples (I used red delicious, but any variety would work)
- Spices, to taste (I used what I had on hand, which was cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice...nutmeg would be good in these also)
- Splenda

Core the apples and slice them thin (a mandolin makes this process quick and easy.) Pour the spices and Splenda into a ziploc bag and add the apples. Shake up the bag so each of the slices are nicely coated in the spice/sugar mixture.

Place the slices on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake slowly at 250 degrees F for 1 - 3 hours, depending on your oven and how crispy you want them. I wanted them to be like potato chips, and I cooked them for about 2 hours and 20 minutes. Once they're done, let them rest on the baking sheets for a while. They really crisp up a lot while they're cooling (mine were still a bit soft when they came out of the oven, but they were soon hard and crispy after about 10 minutes of cooling.)

Note: these shrink quite a bit when cooking...I used 3 apples, and they made enough chips to almost fill a small tupperware container. If you want a decent amount of chips, I'd suggest probably 5-8 apples.

These will be especially great in the Fall during apple season, and they fill the house with the most awesome aroma. They're also healthy and hardly any calories, and a great way to get kids to eat some fruit.
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