Greetings foodies, and happy Thursday!  Jess here, back for today’s Perfect Bite. Earlier this week, Camille featured pears in a cocktail perfect for sipping, so today, I’m showing a little love to the other fall fruit in a snack perfect for munching! Apples are abundant right now, and I’ve been throwing them in salads, roasting alongside fall veggies and of course, baking in desserts. For today’s recipe I figured, why change something that’s already perfect in it’s natural state? I adore store-bought apple chips, and was thrilled to discover they’re a total cinch to make at home; slice and bake for a sweet, crispy snack any time of day! Keep reading for more images and the recipe…

Apple Chips

Apples (I used Sweetango but any firm variety will do!)

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.
  2. Wash and slice the apples as thinly as possible.  You could use a knife or mandoline slicer.
  3. Place slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (without overlapping the slices.)
  4. Bake for about 2 hours or until edges become crisp. Baking time can, of course exceed the approximated time based on the oven and the size of apple slices.
  5. Once done, transfer to a baking rack to allow it to cool completely. It will become more crisp when cooled.

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Comments (13)
  1. 1
    Sophee Houseman October 13, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Jess these look incredible!!! I’m going to the store today to buy some apples and experiment!

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    [email protected] October 13, 2011 at 8:34 am

    These look so yummy! I was planning to make apple chips this weekend but I hesitated because of the time it takes to bake them.

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    Petie P. October 13, 2011 at 9:12 am

    The recipe looks delicious and the photography looks amazing!!!
    Two thumbs up!!!

  4. 4
    Supal October 13, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Wow these are so easy and perfect for fall entertaining!

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    Jennifer October 13, 2011 at 10:27 am

    I’d really like to make these soon! All the posts about apples and apple picking are making me crave dishes like this. Thanks!

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    cassandra October 14, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    there is a restaurant in Virginia Beach (can’t remember the name) that makes their own apple chips and uses them as croutons on their chicken, apple and pecan salad. with homemade strawberry vinagrette…amazing.


    • Camille Styles October 17, 2011 at 7:18 am

      That sounds absolutely incredible…I bet the crispy apple is the perfect pairing with those ingredients. WIll have to try my own version! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Claire Zinnecker October 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    heavenly. Jessica you need to stop making me drool at work!

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    spatoola November 2, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    These look beautiful, healthy and tasty. Thanks for the recipe.

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    fotograf na wesele olawa January 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I really like apple chips. It’s great and healhy snack. But I have never prepare it by my self.
    I always bought pack of aplle chips in shop. But you are right – it’s simple to prepare it at home. It’s too lait in Poland for shoppin now, but tomorrow morning I’ll buy few killos of apples, put them to the oven, wait 2 hours and then I’ll eat it all day 🙂
    Greatings from Poland Agnieszka
    Sorry form my speling mistakes, I’m still learning english.

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    Kristin March 26, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Very good! I discovered the hard way that you have to be very careful not to have the oven temperature too high or you spoil the whole thing. Slow and low! 🙂



Jess Simpson