Fall is here and we are finally getting into the spirit–even if it is still 80+ degrees here in Savannah. I made these easy baked apple chips last week and they had us dreaming of apple picking in north Georgia! One of my favorite things about a new season is the transition to a new slate of in-season fruits and vegetables (and wine!). I try to cook recipes with fresh ingredients whenever possible. I see it as another way to celebrate the season, whatever it may be.
And nothings says fall like apples, right? Our fridge has been fully stocked with apples the last few weeks. We love apples year round but let’s face it, they are just better in the fall. I’ve made a few recipes already that involve apples but this super simple recipe may be one of my favorites. It requires just two ingredients and makes your house smell amazing. This recipe is perfect for a day you’ll be around the house as it does require a few hours of oven time. But, I promise you’ll be surprised at how easy and how delicious these baked apple chips are!
1-2 apples (we love the organic honey crips!) depending on how many chips you want to make.
apple pie spice (you could also use pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon)
Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. (I use this parchment paper because it’s totally compostable and free of harmful chemicals.) Using a mandolin, slice apples at 1/16 thickness. Place sliced apples on lined baking sheets and sprinkle evenly with apple pie spice. Bake for one hour then flip apple slices and bake for another two hours or until completely dry and crisp. Store chips in an airtight glass container for up to a month (I bet they won’t last this long though!)
The twins love anything with a crunch and these apple chips were a huge hit! They are great solo or added to a salad, oatmeal or any other seasonal dish. They are the perfect amount of sweet that can certainly be positioned as a “treat” for the little ones. 😉 Let me know how they turn out!