Cinnamon Apple Chips

Thinly sliced apples sprinkled with a hint of cinnamon (and no sugar) are a terrific healthy snack!
Makes about 3 cups of chips

3 large sweet apples
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pro tip: Thin slices are best! If you slice the apples more than 1/8 inch thick, they will still be delicious, but they won’t be crisp.

Place racks in the upper and lower thirds of your oven and preheat your oven to 200 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Wash the apples. With an apple corer, very small cookie cutter, or the round side of a metal piping tip, core the apples (you can also skip this step if you don’t mind a few seeds in the chips).

With a mandolin (recommended) or a very sharp knife, slice the apples horizontally into 1/8 inch-thick rounds.

***Please make sure an adult is helping you!***

Arrange the apples in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets.

Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for 1 hour in the upper and lower thirds of the oven.

Remove the baking sheets and switch the pans’ position on the upper and lower racks.

Continue baking for 1 to 1 1/2 additional hours, until a single apple chip removed from the oven is crisp when set out at room temperature for 2 to 3 minutes (to test the apple chips, remove a single apple slice but let the others continue baking).

Once you are happy with the crispness, turn off the oven and let the apples sit in the oven for 1 hour as it cools down to crisp further (unless you fear you overcooked them, in which case remove the pan immediately and let it sit at room temperature).

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