Hey friends! Welcome to Day 2 of Week of Apples! How did you like the Apple and Baked Brie?
Before I get to the recipe, I want to share something. Y’all, I have OFFICIALLY worn out a pair of high heels!! I know, I know. You may be wondering what is so significant about that? Well, I have a little shopping problem … more like huge. Shoes are one of my “things” too … as are dresses, skirts, tops, purses and perfume. See! Huge!
Lately, I’ve been trying hard to save money. I pulled a Confessions of a Shopoholic move and got rid of things I have not used in a while. This summer, I had two pairs of work heels that I purchased. I refused to buy more, and forced myself to wear these heels. It worked!!
Want to know another fun thing? When you don’t buy as much, and you know you are going to wear something pretty much everyday, you are willing and able to spend a little more on that item. Think a good pair of jeans (when you actually need a pair of jeans).
I knew I had to document that these babies are dead/unacceptable to keep wearing to the office. I will miss them. The heel height was perfect. The design worked for summer/warmer weather. And they were nude. Bye, bye sweet pair of heels. It has been a great four months, but now your tips are ripped, there is a noticeable amount of dirt in the design holes, your heels are badly and deeply scratched and your bottom is worn. Today is the last day I will wear you ….
Okay, well enough with the shoe talk. It’s recipe time, aka what you all came here for. Today we are moving on to snacks. As y’all know, I have a lot of love for kale chips. Now Subway is now serving apple chips, but knowing I had a huge bag of apples in my frigde, I couldn’t bring myself to buy them. Next best thing? Make my own!
prep time: 10-15 minutes
cook times: 2 hours
1.5tsp sugar substitute (I recommend truvia, but due to budget constraints, winne dixie brand it is)
Preheat your oven to 225 degrees.
Thinly slice your apples, avoiding the core. Mine were about 1/4 an inch. Try to get them as thin as you can. There are fancy tools to make them all the same size, but I prefer mine rustic ;)
Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar over all of your apple slices.
Let’s have a peek after one hour …
Once the two hours have passed, take out the apples and let them sit and crisp up. NOTE: depending on your oven, you may need more than two hours. My sign that they were ready was that they were crispy on the edges.
I had to get rid of the silicon mat right after the apples were finished, so I could use it for some cookies! haha.
I recommend serving these immediately. They are supposed to hold for about 2-3 days (store in an air-tight container), but mine started to get a little too moist after day 2. Honestly, I think it is because I used a stove, rather than a dehydrator. But, I worked with what I have :)
How should you serve these? Well, maybe with some pumpkin dip, crumbled them into some yogurt or on top a salad, OR if you don’t use the cinnamon or sugar, you can dip them in hummus! So many options. I love it! Did I mention they are quite amazing on their own?????
What do you think about apple chips? Are you scared to try them? Have you tried making them before? Have you made them in a dehydrator?
UPDATE: BOLO BOLO (be on the look out), TWO blogs are having some pretty awesome giveaway’s today!! Love & Olive Oil is giving away swag bags and Chocolate Covered Katie is giving away So Delicious’ Vegan Greek Yogurt. Check them out (by clicking on the links) and enter, friends!!