The first time I made these, our friends and fellow actors Jill and Larry were coming over to watch the Golden Globe Awards with us. The whole house was permeated with apple cinnamon smells while the apple chips cooked in the oven.
While they were cooling I thought I’d better try just one to make sure they were as good as they smelled, and the next thing I knew I had eaten all of them. So when Jill and Larry arrived for the before Awards snacks, we had nothing. Okay, I opened a bottle of champagne and served it with the lingering aroma of apples and some goat cheese.
2 Gala, Idared or Empire apples – no substitutions! Other apples may have too much water content and the apple won’t really ever get crisp!
2 tsp (10 mL) granulated white sugar
1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon
- Set oven racks to the bottom third and the top third of the oven. Preheat to 200°F (100°C). Line two 9×13 inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Thinly slice apples crosswise with a mandolin or sharp knife. You want the slices to look like a potato chip slice. Arrange apple slices in a single layer on the parchment paper. You should be able to get 1 sliced apple per sheet.
- In small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over apple slices; I use my fingers, pinching bits and sprinkling. Great job for a child between the ages of 3-6.
- Place one rack on the bottom rack and the other one on the top. Bake about 1 hour. Switch racks and bake for 1 more hour.
- Remove from oven and let cool the baking sheet cool completely on a wire rack.
- Gently peel off the apple chips from the paper and store then in an air tight container for 3 days if they last that long. Honestly I ate the whole thing in about 20 minutes.
Makes about 2 cups (500mL) of apples chips. One serving = ¼ cup (60 mL)
One serving contains: 32 calories, 0 g total fat, 0 g sat fat, 0 g trans fat, 1 mg sodium, 8.4 g carbs, 1.1 g fibre, 6.4 g sugar, 0 g protein
Diabetes Food Choice Values Per Serving: ½ Carbohydrate
I adapted this recipe from www.onapples.com