homemade apple chips

March 14th, 2010

It doesn’t get much healthier or more natural than these.  If you need an afternoon snack or a quick breakfast on the go, these are the perfect recipe.  They’re super easy and take hardly any prep time — just slice, bake, and munch away.  It takes a few hours on low heat to get all the moisture out of the apples, but this is still a low maintenance recipe.  You can put them in the oven as you’re about to start a DVD, and by the time the movie’s over, your snack is done.

I love apple chips, but this recipe could work for a lot of different fruits — pears, banana, or mangoes would all be great candidates.  I can’t wait to experiment more with this technique — yum.

Homemade Apple Chip Recipe

2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 large apple


Preheat your oven to 200 degrees, and line a baking sheet with Silipat or parchment paper.  Core the apples and then slice them with a mandoline if you have one, or otherwise as thinly as you can with a kitchen knife.  Lay them in a single layer on the baking sheet, and sprinkle with 1 tbsp sugar, and the nutmeg and cloves.  Bake for one hour, and then flip the apple slices on the baking sheet.  Sprinkle the additional tbsp of sugar on the flipped slices, and bake for an additional 30 minutes.  Allow to cool and serve.

Each apple makes about 1 small bowl of chips.

Tags: appetizers · desserts · food

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 MaryMoh // Mar 14, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Wow…homemade apple chips! Looks perfect.  I would love to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  • 2 Joanne // Mar 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Whoa these look delicious!  Love the spice on them.  The perfect guilt-free snack.

  • 3 Maddy // Mar 15, 2010 at 7:24 am

    This looks great! And it looks so much more complicated than it sounds.  I’ll have to try these sometime.

  • 4 Jenny // Mar 17, 2010 at 9:51 am

    My daughter would scarf these down. Thanks for sharing!

  • 5 Nam (The Culinary Chronicles) // Mar 18, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Hey Sugarlaws!

    I absolutely love your blog and have given you the Sunshine Blogger Award! (link below) Thanks for all your posts and sharing!


    Cheers, Nam

  • 6 Emma // Mar 20, 2010 at 9:33 am

    These looked great, and I tried them almost immediately. But soon, my smoke-alarm went off, and all I had was burned appleslices. Did 200 degrees mean Farenheit? Because I think it would be a good idea to specify that. But hey, I’ll make another attempt, they look amazing!

  • 7 S // Mar 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. I love your recipes because not only are they delicious, but they maintain simplicity.

    I first made this for my toddler, now I always have to get apples when I go shopping because my wife and I eat them as quick as my son.

    I now just make them plain, without anything added and it’s delicious. Also flexible, as I’ve also baked up to 3 hrs at 200ºF and it still turns out great.

    Keep up the great work!

  • 8 Angela // Apr 27, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Hi there,
    I just found your blog via tastespotting and I love your recipes!
    I am a huge fan of apple chips. I never knew you could actually make them yourself. How easy! I’m definitely going to try this.

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  • 10 Sara // Oct 3, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    I was really excited about these, so I just made a batch. But they are really soggy 🙁 I would really like them to turn out well. Any tips?

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    My kids loved apple chips growing up! I can’t wait to try them, since I love anything apples!

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