Few people have a mandoline and even fewer a dehydrator, but both of those pieces of equipment are not absolutely necessary to make apple chips.
Dipping the apples in lemon juice enhances the flavor and helps prevent the apple chips from completely oxidizing.
Before baking, sprinkle cinnamon or other spices of your choice atop the apples. As the apples cook, your kitchen will smell like apple pie is baking.
The dehydrated apple chips are an easy solution for those who err on the side of healthy but crave a seasonal snack.
- 4 Granny Smith apples
- 2 lemons, juiced
- Cinnamon, for sprinkling
- Preheat the oven to 200ºF. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Carefully slice the apples into 1/8-inch pieces, keeping the cores intact but removing any seeds of the apples using the tip of a knife. Immediately dip both sides of the apple slices in the lemon juice, then transfer to the baking sheets. Sprinkle tops with cinnamon.
- Bake until apples are completely dehydrated and crunchy, flipping every hour. This can take 3-4 hours, depending on how thick the apples are cut.
- Other, Snacks
- North American
- Serves 4
- Cook Time
- 4 hours 15 minutes