You know those apple chips that you can buy at the store? The bag you buy when you feel really guilty looking at all those delicious salty chips in all different sizes and flavours? Well you can make it way cheaper at home by just using apples and a slicer/really good knife skills! We first made these a few years ago but it took so much time and sweat using a vintage mandolin slicer, as we had to move the apple back and forth across the blade to create thin slices of apples. Which was even harder to do in the summer heat. And the end result was tiny shriveled apple chips, that although tasted really good, disappeared too quickly for all that effort.
So we didn’t make them again until now. My mom decided, after buying a few expensive bags of apple chips, that it was time to attempt making apple chips again, but this time not with the vintage mandolin slicer. We used the Cuisinart Food Processor we recently purchased with the slicer blade attached and it was super easy and effortless. My mom actually exclaimed in surprise when she put the first apple in and the blade sliced it up in thin slices in a mere matter of seconds.
God, we were just placing apple slice after apple slice on parchment paper with big smiles on our faces, thinking about that last time we made apple chips.
This is possibly the easiest healthy snack to make.
Crispy Sweet Apple Chips
Only one ingredient! And it makes the most delicious healthy snack ever. I wish I could eat this everyday… Actually, why not?
15 apples, washed and cored (no need for peeling)
- Preheat oven to 100 °C (212 °F). Line 3 baking trays with parchment paper. If using a food processor with a slicer attachment, take each cored apple and cut a thin slice of the bottom of the apple so it can sit balanced on the blade. Prepare the food processor by attaching the slicer attachment. Put an apple at a time in the feeder tube and use the run option, not pulse, to cut it into thin slices. If using a knife, which will take a lot of time, cut into very thin slices.
- Place the thin slices of apples onto the parchment paper, making sure they don’t overlap, but just touch each other (they will shrivel a bit so it’s okay to put them really near each other before baking.).
- Bake for 1 hour, then take the trays out (don’t power off the oven just yet) and flip each slice individually. Place them back in the oven and bake for at least an other hour until the chips are crispy.
- Remove and place the apple chips on a metal rack to cool down completely before eating or storing.