We were given this box of apples a few days ago. It’s bigger than it might look. I’m thinking around a bushel. After making jars and jars of applesauce , apple nachos and homemade caramel, apple dumplings AND hosting an apple dumpling night at our house I was ready to find some new things to do with apples.
Google comes in handy with these types of needs. 50 Things to Do With Apples from The Food Network website came in perfectly handy.
First up, though was apple chips, requested by Jeremy. Second up was Sausage, Apple and Onion Shiskabobs on the grill with balsamic maple drizzle. I wish I ate pork, because let me tell you….the smell was INCREDIBLE.
First things first, though. Apple Chips. So easy and so good.
Step 1. Rinse and core apples. No need to peel. Slice then very thin, maybe 1/8 inch. Use a mandolin or very sharp knife.
Step 2. Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet (this ensures the apples will come up after baking.).
Step 3. Place each apple slice on the cookie sheet. They can be touching, but don’t just pile ’em on.
Step 4. If you choose, sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar mixture over the apples. (1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 1/2 tsp white sugar for every medium sized apples). I did half the apples plain and half with cinnamon sugar on them. I actually prefer the plain. They are plenty sweet without the added sugar.
Step 5. Place cookie sheet in 200 degree F, preheated, for two hours. After two hours remove them from the oven and let cool. They will crisp as they cool. The end result are these sweet little snacks, easy to grab on the go. Or eat while you’re standing in your kitchen telling yourself you need to stop eating them and save them for later.