The Christmas season means that Sweet Jumbles is spending most of our time selling our marshmallows. Therefore, it’s really not until the last-minute that we’re able to enjoy any seasonal baking or Christmas cookie decorating.
The sweetness of the season is so good, but sometimes a healthier snack is in order. This year we tried Baked Apple Chips. They were delicious and extremely easy.
These are great to keep on hand for when you get the munchies – they’ll keep you from always reaching for the cookies! Or, set them out on the food table at your holiday party to provide an alternative to all of the sweets! Making Baked Apple Chips barely requires a recipe, but here’s a summary.
Baked Apple Chips
Apples (Any kind. Any number. We used Red Delicious but are anxious to try others!)
Cinnamon Sugar (optional)
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
- Core & slice apples thin. Use a mandoline if you have one. My mandoline setting is “Very thin,” and it’s about 1/8 inch. If not, just do your best.
- Place on a cookie sheet in a single layer, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, if desired.
- After an hour, check on apples, flip them over to ensure they aren’t sticking to the pan.
- Check repeatedly every 30 minutes or so. Ours took about 3 hours. They are done when they are very leathery like a dried apple – after cooling they will become crisp. You want to get as much moisture out as possible without burning them. If they seem not to be as crisp as you’d like, raise the oven temperature by 10 degrees and put them back in the oven for another 30 minutes.
Happy Holidays to all of our readers, and best wishes for 2015!