See what I mean?
Speaking of free time, you'll need some to make these guys. They are easy to make with the right tools and a little patience, but you'll want to save them for a time that you don't mind staying close to the kitchen for a couple hours. You won't regret the effort though-- they are a perfect snack for anyone who loves the sweet tanginess and crispy chewiness of dried fruit! And, of course, they are perfect for anyone who loves apple pie...which is to say, they are perfect for everyone.
3 apples (I used Granny Smith, but any apples will do!)
2-3 tbsp. coconut sugar (any sugar will do)
2-3 tbsp. cinnamon
Juice of 1 lemon
Sprinkle sea salt
Maple syrup or honey to drizzle
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
- Slice apples into 1/8" chips with a mandolin or knife.
- Coat apple chips in lemon juice to preserve freshness.
- Spread apple chips in a single layer on parchment covered cookie sheets.
- Combine sugar and cinnamon, and coat apple slices evenly with the mixture.
- Lightly sprinkle sea salt over the apple chips, if desired.
- Lightly drizzle slices with honey or maple syrup.
- Bake apple chips at 200 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, flipping chips every 30 minutes.
- Apple chips are done when they are dried, curled on the edges, but still slightly chewy.
- Let cool and enjoy!