Sweet and tart, brown sugar apple chips, with a lovely cinnamon flavor. Crunchy, crisp and still juicy, the perfect afternoon snack.
I was craving some kind of chips yesterday. You have those days, don’t you? Please tell me that you do! Anyway, luckily for me, at home we didn’t have any kind of snacks, but lying in a fruit basket there was a lonely Ambrosia apple, the last of a bunch of delicious apples that we bought last saturday at the Farmers’ Market.
Probably helped by the memory of an article that I read not long ago about healthy snacks and more specific about the decliciousness and healthiness of apple chips, I grabbed a wood board, a sharp knife, cinnamon and brown sugar. Turned on the oven to 200° F and lined a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Being very careful not to cut myself, it wouldn’t have been the first time, I started slicing the apple that I had previously washed.
Like not all donuts come with a hole, not all my slices were perfect and round. Some were half moon shaped, some round, some thicker some thinner, but overall I did a good job.
A generous sprinkle of cinnamon, a much less generous sprinkle of brown sugar (we all want to be aware of our sugar intake) and in the oven they go.
I sprinkled cinnamon and brown sugar only on one side, but feel free to flip them over and sprinkle the other side too.
I cooked them for 1 hour and 30 minutes on one side, then I turned them and cooked them for another 1 hour and 30 minutes. If you have the patience to wait a little longer, you can turn off the oven and leave the chips there for another half hour or so. It will help make them crunchier. I didn’t….remember the craving? 🙂
They tasted delicious, sweet and tart at the same time, with a lovely cinnamon flavor. Crunchy, crisp and still juicy, the perfect afternoon treat. And your whole house will smell amazing even hours later. I know, the waiting time is long, but it is worth the while. I went outside and worked at the backyard, in the meantime. It’s spring time: lots of planting to do!
Hope that you have more than one apple so you can bake a lot more chips and store them in an airtight container or share them with your friends. Mine are already gone.
- 1 Ambrosia apple (or every other type of apple), thinly sliced
- ground cinnamon
- brown sugar
- Pre-heat the oven to 200°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Wash the apple leaving the peel on.
- Slice the apple very thin with a knife or a mandolin slicer.
- Spread the apple slices onto the baking sheet making 1 single layer.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar.
- Bake for 1.5 hours, flip the apples over, and bake for another 1.5 hours.
For a crunchier result, turn the oven off and keep the apples inside for another 1/2 hour or so. The thicker apples may just be chewy and only slightly crunchy, the thinner will be very crunchy. Store the chips in an airtight container for up to 1 week.