Need a garnish to make your table look pretty? Looking for something new to do with all those apples you brought home from the pick-your-own orchard? Want to transform your apples into the perfect backpacking food? Well, here you go. This method of slowly baking sliced apples in your oven is simple and fun. Plus it turns your apples into a pretty, super tasty snack. The hardest part? Finding two hours to hang out in your kitchen!
4 apples, tart or sweet, but with a strong flavor (try Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Yellow Delicious, Liberty, Empire)
- Preheat oven to 225°F.
- You can core your apples first. They will be easier to eat, but won’t have the pretty star shapes at their center.
- Slice each apple into 1/8 rounds, starting from the stem and moving to the opposite end. Discard both the first and last cut. If you did not core, poke out seeds and remove or cut out any stem or hard pieces.
- Place rounds on Parchment-lined baking trays, arranging them so they do not overlap. Bake for 1 hour.
- Remove from oven and turn each apple chip to its other side. Return trays to oven. Continue baking for another half-hour. Check to see if apples are shriveled and crisp. Remove any chips that are curled and light. Keep baking those that have not crisped up yet. Cook in 5 or 10 minute intervals, checking to see when chips are done and continuing to bake those that need more time.
- Store in air-tight container for up to one week.