This is a simple alternative to dehydrating fruit in the oven instead of a food dehydrator adapted from a recipe from Oregon State University. The amazing detail is that you don't even need to grease the pans. Once the apples dry, they release easily and keep for up to a year (not that they'll last a day). The result is a crispy apple chip that's perfect for after-school snacking.
Keyword apple chips
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 2hours
Total Time 2hours10minutes
Author Lynne Curry
pinchfine sea saltoptional
4largeapples, cored and thinly sliced
Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F and have 2 baking sheets on hand. Combine the cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and salt in a small bowl and have a small sifter or shaker nearby.
Arrange the apple slices in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle lightly and evenly with the spice mixture.
Bake the apples for 1 hour. Turn and continue baking until they are dry to the touch and curled, about 1 hour more.
Cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to a year.