Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs
From Ricardo. Sure looks tasty!
- 1⁄4 cup lime juice
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 granny smith apple
- 1 paula red apple
- fleur de sel
- 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.
- In a bowl, dissolve the sugar in the lime juice and water. Set aside.
- Using a mandoline, slice the apples into rounds 2 to 3 mm (1/16 inch) thick. Place the slices in the lime juice mixture.
- Drain, then arrange the apple slices on the baking sheets so they don’t touch. Sprinkle with fleur de sel and, optionally, curry powder.
- Bake until the apples are dried, about 4 hours. Let cool and carefully peel them off the parchment.
- Store in an airtight container.
- *Note: In humid weather, these chips will soften quickly. Return them to the oven as required.
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.
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!
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~