My daughter and I made these easy, baked apple thins today. She loves to help me with anything in the kitchen, but especially loves to help me cook or bake.
I saw this fun recipe in the paper today, which is weird because I never read the paper. I just happened to see something about “food” and I started reading. What can I say? They had me at food….
We were actually in the middle of eating some Fuji apples when I ran across this recipe. I thought it would be fun to give it a try, and of course, Violet (the daughter), wanted to help.
I think these would be the perfect snack for after-school, in the car, or just to have around :)
The recipe says to bake these at 150 degrees, but our oven apparently won’t go to 150 degrees. We have a gas oven with a digital display and it would only allow me to set it to 170 degrees. I don’t think it really mattered because the difference was minimal and I still baked our apples for 2 1/2 hours at the 170 degrees. Just perfect, if you ask me. Next time, I will cut up 4 apples and bake them on 2 cookie sheets so we’ll have plenty of apple chips.
Baked Apple Thins
recipe adapted from Dr. Oz
2 Fuji apples
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup – 1/2 cup water
cinnamon (to taste)
brown sugar (to taste-optional)
Slice up Fuji apples into thin slices (approx 1/8″ thick). Dip apple slices into a dish with lemon juice and water. Drain water & lemon juice and lay apple slices (in one layer) on a non-stick cookie sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar (optional).
Bake at 150 degrees for 2 1/2 hours
Ours were not too crispy. Still slightly soft & chewy. Just perfect!