September 1, 2010

Humpastry Day - Apple Chips and the Giveaway Winner!

Apple Chips:
I was at Costco the other day and saw a huge bag of dried apple chips for sale.  It got be thinking about how I could probably make them myself, so when I came home I decided to try.  I can not believe how easy it was!  Because I don't have a mandolin, I had a hard time getting my apple slices thin enough, so some of them turned out chewier than others.  That being said however, they all turned out really good!  My family gobbled up all of the slices for an after dinner treat.  Literally, they were all gone within 15 minutes! :)

Ingredients:
Makes 4 cups
*  4 apples **Note:  I used Braeburn apples, but I'm sure you could use any variety
*  2Tbl. sugar
*  1/8tsp. cinnamon

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
2.  Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and set aside.
3.  Slice the apples crosswise into 1/8" thick rounds.
4.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper (or a silpat).
5.  Arrange the apples on the baking sheets and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on top of them.
6.  Bake for 1 hour.
7.  Peel the apples off of the parchment paper, then return them to the paper.
8.  Continue baking until golden crisp, about 30 minutes more.  **Note:  It took longer than 30min. for some of the apples to crisp up because they were thicker than 1/8".  However, the chewy ones were actually really good too.  So, if you want more of a chewy dried fruit consistency, you could probably cut the bake time down. 
9.  Remove from the sheet, let cool, and gobble them up!  Or, store in an airtight container for up to 5 days!

Now, for the CSN Giveaway Winner!!!


Thanks to random.org,, the lucky winner is:

Amber at Almost Vegan!!


Congrats Amber!  Email me your address and I'll send it to the wonderful people of CSN!

19 comments:

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

whoa!!! those look awesome!

almostveganblog.com said...

Oh my gosh!!! Seriously?!? WOO!
Thank you thank you thank you! I sent you an email. You totally just made my day/week/month :D

Amber

PS—Apple chips rock!

Julie said...

Yum! i'm going to have to try those! Just found your blog and look forward to following! good luck in Denver!

Andrew Opala said...

My stomach is rumbling!

Jon said...

Yum!

Zoƫ said...

Ooo, those apple chips look yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

ooh! i love those apple crisps. and so would my kids! i hope i make em this wknd. thanks for the idea and recipe. the kidz will love it!

DRog said...

Great after dinner treat...better than what we have had here lately:( need to change that!
-D

Teamarcia said...

Yummy! I love Braeburns!

Forward Foot Strides said...

Oh those look so good! Congrats to your give away winner!

Kelly said...

Yum!! What a great idea...I'm definitely going to make some!

Velma said...

The apple chips look AMAZING!!!

Zaneta said...

I am definitely going to have to try that recipe!! That looks awesome! :D

Christi said...

Apple chips! I must try those!

Foges said...

i bought a food dehydrator last year and love making jerkey and dried fruits... apples, bananas, whatever i can get my hands on

Runners Fuel said...

I love making apple chips!!

Aleta said...

Hi Aimee, I use my cuisanart food processor to do the quick slicing. Apples would work great. Next time the boys are over, I will try this for them.

Regina said...

Mmmmmmmm....made your strawberry banana muffins last weekend. Can you say YUM??!!!

Mike Russell said...

Great idea. Have you tried it with bananas yet? Of course you will once you do. Hurry it up so I can copy your technique.