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Baked Apple Chips

Baked Apple Chips

Craving something crispy? When you want a little snack, but you’d like to keep it on the healthier side, try these baked apple chips. You can leave the skin on if you like, or peel the apples before you bake them. You’ll love the way the kitchen smells as the apples slowly dry in the oven, sprinkled with cinnamon. Be sure to bake until your apple chips are nice and crispy.




  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Slice apples thinly—1/8 inch to 1/16 inch. Slices that are too thick will not dry properly and will be soggy.
  3. Lay apple slices in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Don’t overlap slices.
  4. Combine the cinnamon and sugar.
  5. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over apple slices.
  6. Bake for 2 hours. For even drying, turn the baking sheets 180 degrees after an hour.
  7. Start checking apple slices for doneness after an hour-and-a-half, then every 5 to 10 minutes.
  8. When apple slices are fully crisp, remove baking sheets from the oven and let the slices cool before serving.
  9. Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days.