1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large apple, thinly sliced using a mandoline
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Step 1. Preheat the oven to 250°F.
Step 2. Rub a baking sheet with the olive oil. Spread the apple slices in a single layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle on ground cinnamon. Bake for 40 to 60 minutes or until the apple slices become dry and crisp. If more time is needed, add 20 minutes intervals and check again.
This recipe is a little tricky with the baking time. Take notes how long your oven takes to make it just right. These chips don’t store well but you will have no problem finish these healthy treats in one sitting.
Best varieties for this recipe are the crisp ones that are suitable for baking, such as the Fuji, Honeycrisp, or even Granny Smith for slightly tart flavor. The best season to enjoy this recipe is during the Fall when the apples are fresh from the trees.
A mandolin is necessary for making the apple slices thin enough to be successful for this recipe, though it is our least favorite equipment in the kitchen. Use it a food holder and plenty of caution.
Apples were locally sourced from the Petal’s from the Past. The variety ‘Cumberland Spur’ was discovered at Crow Mountain Orchards in Flackler, Alabama. Crisp and delicious when eat raw but even more fragrant and sweet when baked.