With school out for the summer, it often takes a snack! These apple chips are the best compromise: Slightly sweet and still packed with fresh natural flavors.
Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 2 hours
2 big apples
1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon powder
Preheat oven to 225 degrees and cover 2-3 baking sheets with silicone baking mats.
Remove stems from apples and cut a thin slice from each end. Peel the apples.
With a sharp knife, slice into one side of each apple almost to the core. This creates a stopping point for the spiral slicer and will create individual slices.
Place the flat blade onto the spiral slicer and attach an apple to the center coring blade. Push pronged handle up to meet the apple and begin turning the handle to create slices. Repeat with second apple.
Use a small round cutter, like you would use to cut out the center of a doughnut, to stamp out the core of each slice. Discard the center core pieces.
Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Arrange the apple slices, side by side, on covered baking sheets. Sprinkle slices lightly with cinnamon sugar. Flip slices over and sprinkle other sides. Place the baking sheets in the oven and bake for one hour. Flip all the slices over (they will still be soft and pliable) and rearrange your sheets for even baking.Bake for an additional hour then remove baking sheets and allow the apples to cool completely and crisp up.
The flavors and number of slices will vary depending on the apples you choose.