One of my hubby’s favorite snacks are those big, fluffy apple rings you get at health food stores. They are chewy, delicious, and slightly sweet.
When his grandparents had an epic apple harvest this year, we scrambled to find things we could do with all of the apples they gave us. (Not an exaggeration… his parents have hundreds of pounds of applesauce in their basement waiting for us).
I decided to try out making my own apple chips. It is incredibly easy- just three steps (one more if you want them to be extra pretty), and found a few really useful methods.
Read on to find out more!
To start, grab about 15 apples, and wash them. If you want prettier rings, you can peel the apples and dunk them in sprite or 7up (or a mixture of lemon juice and water)- but I wanted them to be completely natural (and I dont mind the peel), so I just kept them as is.
Next, grab your veggie peeler. You’ll see in the picture above that my peeler has a long, slightly curved body and a fairly sharp point at the end. Dig the point into the apple, and run it in a circle around the core. Pop out the core, and use the peeler to carve out any excess core areas.
Next, slice thick rings of the apple about 1/4″. If you want them extra chewy, make them a little bigger. If you would like more of a crunchy chip, slice them thin.
Lay them out on a dehydrator and dehydrate 4-6 hours.
These keep in a ziploc bag or airtight container for about 2-3 weeks, but there is no way we can keep them that long- they are too delicious!
What are your favorite fall snacks?