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Cinnamon Apple Chips

Cinnamon Apple Chips | A Couple Cooks

Cinnamon Apple Chips | A Couple Cooks

Cinnamon Apple Chips | A Couple Cooks

Right now I’m trying to imagine who you are, you who is reading this post. I wonder if you are having a hard day, or maybe an extraordinarily good one. I wonder if you are passionate about food, or just starting to become interested in it. Maybe you’re an incredible cook, or maybe you’re like me when I started cooking: completely clueless about where to begin. You might be passionate about healthy living and eating natural foods, or maybe you just stopped by here on a whim from a random link somewhere out there in the Internet ether.

Whatever the case, I honestly wish I could have a conversation with you, ask how your day was, what’s on your mind, what you’re passionate about, what makes you tick. Instead, I continue to write posts not knowing exactly who you are, hoping that whatever we’ve written about might resonate with you, that you might make a recipe and find it tasty, that it might in some way touch you and your family. In some ways it’s a little unsettling writing for people you don’t know, but in other ways it’s exciting, knowing that the Internet has this way to bind people together who wouldn’t normally have even known one other. Thank you to those of you who kindly leave little notes to us, becoming part of the dialog too – we are so grateful.

If you’re looking for a little recipe that’s a fun project, fairly easy, and makes your house smell divine, look no further than these apple chips. A mandoline is almost critical to success (not the instrument, the sharp slicing device), so consider finding one for the job of slicing the apples as thin as possible. Aside from figuring out how to use your mandoline, there’s not much else to this recipe – douse in cinnamon and bake for a few hours. They’re a wonderful snack that’s crisp and sweet – the only problem is that we can eat an entire jar in a fraction of the time it took to prepare them.

For now, I’ll sit in the kitchen as the cinnamon scent of these apples wafts in, wishing kind thoughts and comforting smells to each of you who read this.

Apple Chips
Serves: 4 to 6
What You Need
  • 4 apples (crisp apples work best)
  • Parchment paper
  • Ground cinnamon
What To Do
  1. Preheat oven to 225F.
  2. Wash the apples, then slice them as thinly as possible using a mandoline (or very sharp knife). Leave the cores in the apples; remove any seeds as you cut.
  3. Line baking trays with parchment paper. Lay the apples on the tray in a single layer, as close a possible without touching. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  4. Bake for 1 to 2 hours, until as crisp as desired (a shorter baking time yields a chewier chip; baking time also depends on the thickness of the chip).


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  • Reply
    November 20, 2013 at 8:19 am

    What a thoughtful post today! I really liked it. I’ve just gotten into cooking and am really enjoying finding and trying out new recipes, of course starting out with the simpler ones. Simple, healthy and homemade is always ideal (for me, at least), so thanks for posting these kinds of recipes!


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    November 20, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Decided I’m making some this afternoon. Thanks for such a lovely post!

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    Anna @ Bashful Bao
    November 20, 2013 at 11:21 am

    What a lovely post! Those apple chips look great, I think it’s time to dust off my mandoline!

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    November 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Oooh I found a brand new Börner mandolin in a second-hand shop a couple of weeks ago, this seems like the perfect recipe to christen it with!
    Lovely post, thanks!


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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    November 20, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I love simple snacks like these! My granny used to make these around Christmas – I miss them!

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    November 21, 2013 at 6:02 am

    OMG!!! that is so funny!… so I have been working on starting my food blog. I am super novice and for my very first blog post I decided to make apple chips ( that was adopted from Giada’s new cookbook after I attending the book signing). Well, since have been follow a few world class, famous blogger you included… I want to learn how to take great pics. I spend a bit of time trying to take a perfect shot of my apple chips and then I saw your….. and now I am question if I should even post mine:) love, love your blog, love,love the photography…… thank you for the inspiration!!!.

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    Gabi Rupp
    November 21, 2013 at 6:05 am

    I’m thrilled! A quick and easy snack. Filled in a jar it is even a wonderful self-made gift idea:)


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    Joyce Long
    November 21, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Thanks, Sonja and Alex! Love this blog and will soon invest in a mandoline. I love anything cinnamon and apples, in that order. Will try this!

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    December 5, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Just saw this from the IWFM newsletter. I think I will go there Saturday (if we aren’t totally snowed in!), get some apples and make this! My last attempt at apple chips wasn’t very successful, but now that I have my mandoline I shouldn’t have any trouble!

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    December 5, 2013 at 8:54 am

    I clicked through to here from the IWFM newsletter. Thank you for the thoughtful post; what a lovely way to start my work-day. I’m going to the IWFM this weekend to get apples to try this. I can’t wait!

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    March 3, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I just came across this post and recipe and felt touched after reading your words. Now I’m wishing I could have a conversation with you as well. Anyhow, I am looking forward to making the apple chips with my four-year old. She loves to make “projects” with mommy, to include cooking and baking. Sprinkling on the cinnamon sounds like the perfect part for her to play in this newfound project. And here’s to healthier eating!

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    March 16, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    What a great post! Very thoughtful and well-written. Absolutely gorgeous photos.
    I’m looking for something healthy that I can stock up on and have ready for when I’m too tired to eat right. Just a little something to get me the energy I need to get real food. These look pretty perfect. Can you say how long they will last, and what is the best way to store them? Thanks!

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      March 17, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Hi, thanks! We store the apple chips at room temp in a sealed container. They probably last at least a week, but get a little less crisp each day. They rarely last more than a day or two at our house :)

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