Oven-Dried Cinnamon-Sugar Apple Peel Chips

"While making a large pot of applesauce, I chose not to discard the nutrient-rich peels but instead bake them into apple chips. It turned out to be an deliciously successful experiment. These apple chips are lightly sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar and oven-dried on parchment paper. To ensure even drying, it's important to make sure the peels are of equal/uniform thickness. Thicker peels will take longer to dry, and you need them to be completely dry for food safety reasons. For best results, use a counter-mounted spiral apple peeler; or just keep an even hand while peeling your apples. My family enjoyed these crispy treats, and I hope yours does too!"
photo by MarthaStewartWanabe photo by MarthaStewartWanabe
photo by MarthaStewartWanabe
Ready In:
2hrs 10mins
3 cups




  • Preheat oven to 225°F.
  • Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle apple peels with cinnamon-sugar mixture and toss to coat evenly.
  • Bake for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until peels are thoroughly dried and snap-crisp when bent.
  • Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes or until cool enough to touch. Gently break dried peels into 1 to 2-inch long pieces.

Questions & Replies

  1. Do you have any “Keto” recipes?


  1. Awesome way to get all apple in! I made crock pot applesauce & used the peel for this...wanting to encorporate them into my granola... But they are gone, so I'll have to make again!
  2. I used Granny Smith apple peels and followed the directions exactly. The resulting peels were nice and crispy but very bitter. What a disappointment!


  1. Add 1Tbl Lemon Juice


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