Total Time
4hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs

From Ricardo. Sure looks tasty!

Directions

  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 75°C (170°F). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and oil lightly.
  2. In a bowl, dissolve the sugar in the lime juice and water. Set aside.
  3. Using a mandoline, slice the apples into rounds 2 to 3 mm (1/16 inch) thick. Place the slices in the lime juice mixture.
  4. Drain, then arrange the apple slices on the baking sheets so they don’t touch. Sprinkle with fleur de sel and, optionally, curry powder.
  5. Bake until the apples are dried, about 4 hours. Let cool and carefully peel them off the parchment.
  6. Store in an airtight container.
  7. *Note: In humid weather, these chips will soften quickly. Return them to the oven as required.
Most Helpful

I used my el cheapo plastic Farberware mandolin slicer, which seems to only have 1 thickness: ultra-thin (like prosciutto). I used a large Pink Lady apple and followed the 4 hour @ 170F as best I could (my oven starts at Warm, then goes to 200F on the dial). I also used ZSweet instead of sugar (it's Erythritol based, so is natural), and dusted the slices with cinnamon before baking.<br/><br/>They turned out great! They weren't brown at all (except from the cinnamon) thanks to the lime juice (but Pink Lady apples already resist browning naturally due to a high acid content) and I loved the crunch. I think I will try to figure out how to use this food processor I received from an estate sale a few years back so that I can make them a little thicker... and of course much more quickly.<br/><br/>My next kitchen gadget needs to be a multi-tiered sheet pan so I can make several apples at a time into these yummy and healthy chips.

Kathi Ann December 08, 2013

Although all of my chips burnt I am still going to give this 5 stars. I cut them into 3mm slices and followed Charolette J's advice and baked them for 2 1/2 hrs at 225. I'm not sure if my oven temp is off or what cause I checked them 1hr and 15 min. into it and they were already burnt. There were two slices that turned out fine and they were WONDERFUL! Next time I will follow the original recipe and bake for 4hrs @ 170!

Rollin in the Dough! January 27, 2009

These are exceptional tasting and just like the ones you buy. Of course convenience of making/baking at home is the definite + here. You can bet this chicky isn't going to buying out priced chips any longer. Thanks Celine~ A definitely keeper! Made for 123 Hit Wonders 08~

CoffeeB February 23, 2008