Fall is one of our favourite times of the year because all of the great flavours and foods that come into season. One of the best things about the fall is that it’s apple season. We love apple anything! How can they get any better? Well we answered our own question with our Apple Chips recipe. It gives you an ultimate crispy crunch packed with that amazing apple flavour. This twist on the regular potato chip is healthier and gives in to anyone’s sweet tooth. They are so simple and tasty you won’t want to go back to just eating any old apple.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Serves: Approximately 24 chips
2 cups granulated sugar
2 medium apples
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1.With a knife, carefully trim off one side of the apple so it rests flat. Using a knife or mandolin, thinly slice apples into rounds 1/16-inch thick. Discard the remaining round portion of the apple. Using the tip of a pairing knife, remove any seeds or fuzzy bits around the stems. Transfer to a bowl of cold water with lemon juice.
2.Preheat oven to 250F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
3.Make a simple syrup by combining 2 cups granulated sugar and 2 cups water in a pot. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved, continue to cook without stirring for 5 minutes.
4.Pat apple slices dry between paper towels. Toss with simple syrup and carefully arrange in a single layer on the parchment paper-lined baking sheets. (If using cinnamon, sprinkle it on)
5.Transfer to the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes until crisp and the edges have curled slightly. Remember they will continue to crisp as they cool.
Amanda Garbutt is the host of The Hot Plate a free online cooking show dedicated to inspiring culinary confidence in new cooks. The Hot Plate also offers regular cooking tips and advice, how-tos, and information on seasonal ingredients.
by Amanda Garbutt