Monday, November 25, 2013

Apple Chips {Oven Baked}

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Apples are one of those fruits that don't last very long at our house.  My 5 year old eats at least 3 a day.   I have to hide them from him.  In an effort to get something more than the regular applesauce, apple slices, apple pie filling and apple juice we tried dehydrating for the first time.
One day I will get myself a dehydrator.  But not this year.  We used the oven instead. 
These apple chips make for a great snack, and are a good way to preserve what is abundantly in season at the moment by baking in the oven.
Apple Chips

Use a mandolin, or slice apples as thinly as possible.
Remove seeds, but don't worry about cutting away the middle section altogether (I love the star shape that it makes!)
Layer individually over silicone lined baking sheets.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
Bake at the lowest temperature your oven will allow (for me that is 170).
Time will vary on the thickness of your slices.
I baked mine for about 5 hours, and then turned the oven off but left them sitting overnight with the oven light on.
If you used a mandolin they could be done in 2-3 hours.
Cool completely, and store in an airtight container.

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