Yesterday morning I headed out in a downpour to Martin's Family Fruit Farm to buy some freshly picked apples, one of our family's favourite early fall fruits. While I was there, I was reminded of their apple chips, a yummy, crispy little snack made only from apples and sold there in packages. I decided, once I arrived home with two large baskets of apples, to try my hand at making apple chips myself. It was very easy to do (I used just apples and a little cinnamon as ingredients), and everyone here has been enjoying them very much!
Apple Cinnamon Chips
6 apples (I used a mixture of Ginger Gold and MacIntosh, but I think any variety of apple will work)ground cinnamon, to taste
Preheat oven to 225 F, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Wash and dry apples. If you have an apple corer or are good with a small, sharp knife, remove the cores from the apples. (If not, don't worry -- you can do what I did and easily remove the centre from each slice of apple afterwards.)
Turn an apple onto its side and slice its top off. Keeping the apple on its side, cut it into uniformly thin slices until you get to the end of the apple. Repeat this process with the remaining apples.
If you haven't yet cored the apples, cut out the centre of each slice using very small cookie cutter. (I used a flower shape, for fun!)
Place the apple slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets, and sprinkle them with a little ground cinnamon. Pop them in the oven and bake them for three hours. (After an hour and a half, flip the apple slices over and sprinkle cinnamon on the second side before baking them for the remaining time.)
Remove pans from the oven and let the apple chips cool before serving. (They will get a little crispier as they cool.)
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