When I first decided to make apple chips, it was because I needed a good way to use up my apples. I also wanted a healthy snack for the kids, and I was really just curious about how they would compare to the store-bought brands. Well, not only were they so simple to make (it took about 5 minutes), they came out tasting much better than I could have imagined. Since that fateful day, we are avid apple chip makers, eaters and lovers.
- 6 Tbsp confectioner’s sugar -
- 2 Granny Smith apples -
1. Preheat oven to 225° F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift 3 tablespoons of confectioner’s sugar evenly onto the lined baking sheets (about 1½ tablespoons on each pan).
2. With a mandoline or other slicer, cut apples horizontally into paper-thin slices. Arrange apple slices in one layer on baking sheets and sprinkle evenly with the remaining 3 tablespoons of confectioner’s sugar.
3. Bake the slices in the upper and lower thirds of the oven for 2¼ hours (or until slices are pale golden and starting to crisp), switching the positions of the baking sheets halfway through. Remove from oven and immediately peel apple chips off the parchment and place to cool on a rack.
NOTES: Apple chips make a wonderful garnish for ice cream and apple desserts or can be used as a crisp, cookie-like accompaniment.
Apple chips keep in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 weeks.