Growing up, I wasn’t a fan of apples. In fact, I didn’t like anything that smelled and tasted like an apple. Apple juice would give me a headache because it was too sweet, anything that was artificially flavored like apple such as Jolly Ranchers and Air Heads I did not like (I know apple candy flavor isn’t what apples really taste like) , and I didn’t really care for the fruit.
I was more of an orange type of person because it was sour, sweet, and just tasty. Even though it took a bit more work to eat an orange like peeling the skin off, I still preferred it than an apple.
Only about a few years ago I started craving apples. Fuji apples was what I was craving the most because they were so sweet and juicy, but then I also discovered how tasty the Red Delicious apples were which is surprising since I was not a fan of that type.
Snack time, late night snack, apple is a fruit I can always count on. I also just recently discovered apple chips hitting shelves at Costco all the way to Seattle’s Pike Market Place. Then I told myself, how hard is it to make. Not difficult at all, but just know it’s time-consuming!
Simple Cinnamon/ Pumpkin Spice/ Nutmeg Baked Apple Chips
3 Mini Fuji Apples Sliced
1/4 ts Cinnamon, 1/4 ts Nutmeg or 1/4 ts Pumpkin Spice
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
2. With a slicer, cut apples into thin slices. Core of the apple can be left alone as when you slice the apples, you can easily pick off the seeds.
3. Place on a non stick cookie baking pan or baking glass pans and spread apple slices making sure they don’t overlap.
4. Sprinkle your spice of choice over the slices.
4. Bake for about an hour but check oven occasionally to make sure it’s not burnt.
5. After an hour, flip apple slices and at this time they will look shriveled up.
5. Place back in oven for an additional hour and let it cool in the oven for about 30 minutes.
Note: If you use the conventional oven, I did notice it took a little longer so increase the heat to 225 degrees F.
Some apples will come out crispy like a chip or soft and chewy so you can place the soft ones in the oven for a bit longer and make sure you constantly check the oven. These chips can be stored in a air tight container in room temperature.
Baked apple chips makes a great gift to anyone and will be sure to be a crowd pleaser.