The days are still sunny, but there’s a crisp in the air that is subtle, yet definitely there. Fall is here, along with its chillier nights, scarves, changing leaves, and cute boots. Apple picking season is in full swing, and I’ve got my date marked down on the calender (I shall finally knock it off my bucket list). If you have already done your picking, or just thrilled by the wonderful selection of apples at your local store or farmers market, then here is a simple and delicious recipe to try with some of those apples.
Cinnamon Apple Chips
3 apples (whichever you’d like; note: Red Delicious do not bake well)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Preheat oven at 250 degrees.
2. Cut apple as thin as possible (easiest with a mandolin, but a knife works just fine). Mix sugar and cinnamon.
3. Lay apple slices on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper, making sure not to overlap on each other. If it does not fit on your baking sheet, you can use two, and bake at the same time. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mix on top of the apple slices.
4. Bake for 1 hour, then turn apple slices over. Bake for an hour more, peeking in at the 30 minute mark to check in on the smaller pieces that might cook faster. If they are crisp already, take them out. All should be done after the second hour. Don’t worry if they are not initially crisp. They will crisp up as they cool down.
This is a super simple recipe, and it makes a healthy snack you can take anywhere with you. Also, if you have lil’ ones, this is the perfect snack to stick in their lunch box. If you would like these to be even healthier, you can leave the sugar out, and just sprinkle with the cinnamon. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite part about fall?