Homemade Apple Chips

Homemade apple chipsApple chip recipeApples! After yesterdays Caramel Apple Martinis I thought we might all benefit from a more healthy seasonal treat. Apples are super good for you! And I am all for adding candy coating or caramel for a special event but there are plenty of ways to enjoy them. One of my favorite snacks I grab at the grocery store from time to time is apple chips. I thought it might be fun to learn to make these at home, without a dehydrator (simply because I don’t own one at the moment).Soaking apple chipsFirst I thinly sliced two sour apples into a bowl with 4 cups of apple juice and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Soaking the apples will add just a little sweetness, but feel free to use water instead if you don’t want to add any sugar. I used a Mandoline to get the apples sliced this thin, but you could also use a sharp knife with a little patience and practice. Allow the apples to soak for 10-12 minutes.Making apple chipsNow lay the apple slices on a baking pan lined with a cooling rack. You want the hot air to be able to travel all the way around the apple slice, drying it out as it bakes. Don’t layer apples on top of each other because they will stick. Just FYI. You may need to bake a couple of batches depending on how many pans your oven can accommodate. Bake at 350 F for 23-26 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn the heat off and let the oven cool down for a few minutes. Then stick the apples back in the oven for 6-8 minutes to dry out a little more but without all the heat (this helps to prevent them from burning).Apple chipsIf you don’t consume these all at once be sure to save them in an airtight container. Dry is good but stale is bad. Just saying. Enjoy an apple this season or try these easy apple pie bars!! xo. Emma

  • I just had some store bought ones for the first time and I bet these are even better! -jb.


  • It didn’t work! 🙁 they were sticking to the cooling rack and were not crispy… I failed…

  • They were soo good and a great snack. I`m just slightly saddened because they didn`t turn out as nice as yours,but still a great fall treat!

  • Paige- Oh no! We may have different cooling racks? As mine didn’t stick. But you might try a little non stick cooking spray next time since yours did. Good luck!

  • I made these tonight, but they didn’t come out too well. I think I sliced the apples too thin. They dried out but also completely stuck to the cooling rack, so I was only able to get them off as crumbs 🙁 . I also made a batch in a normal pan and those ones came off okay, but they cooked a lot faster than the ones on the cooling rack and ended up just a bit too brown. I will try this again, though, because the ones that I *did* get to eat were delicious!

  • In spirit of autumn I tried these and they came out so good! I also made a pumpkin dip to go along with them… needless to say it was a match made in heaven.
    I posted it on my blog with a recipe

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  • Yum! This looks so good…and so easy to make! Thanks! 🙂


  • Thank you for that nice idea. I tested it myself this morning and these apple chips taste very good. My whole apartment is filled with this wonderfull smell.
    But do you know exactly how long I can store them?

    Yours, Sarah

  • Another one of your fabulous recipes I have to put on my menu for fall.


  • it sounds too amazingly good to be true! I’m going apple picking this week-end, can’t wait 🙂

  • These look SO yummy…I can’t wait to try them out this weekend!

    The Glossy Life

  • Try soaking them in pineapple juice too, sooo good, and the acid helps keep them from turning so brown 🙂

  • Love this tutorial, thanks for showing how to do this without a dehydrator.

  • Such a fun healthy thing to bake for kids… I love it! http://www.bakingincouture.typepad.com

  • Hey Emma!
    Great recipe, I made them immediately and they were delicious (ate them all in once), the only problem I experienced was that the slices got stuck to the cooling rack. Do you know what I can do to prevent this from happening?

  • Thanks for sharing! They look really good!!


  • I’ve just tried them and they are DELICIOUS!!!
    I’m sure they gonne be my favorite snack this autumn!
    Have a lovely day!!!


  • These look so great and easy to do! I can’t wait to try this! x


  • I saw this and immediately had to try. Thank you. So delicious and Abigail hit for the soccer team. 🙂

  • Wow this looks like a healthy snack! love it


  • Thanks for sharing 🙂 My boyfriend and I 16 month anniversary is on Monday and I thought about “cooking” or making something for him as small anniversary little gift 🙂 Once I make these I’ll post them on my blog and redirect them to you. Thanks!

    Samantha xx

  • i’m not even a huge apple fan, but these look wonderful!
    i will have to give them a try!


  • this looks like such a good idea to use up windfall and excess apples this autumn


  • so easy and delicious- thanks for this recipe!
    I will definetly make this today 🙂


  • My daughter love’s these, I think she thinks they are biscuit’s! I’m on an apple hunt today so I’ll have to make some, with an caramel dip maybe..

  • I love love love apple chips and never cared to make my own…gonna have to change that!

  • I love apple chips! My mother used to make them when I was a child, she also did it with sliced bananas.

  • THis is great! Made it before with zucchini but this is a great idea too!


  • Mmmmmm, apple chips are the BEST! Can’t wait to make these!


  • mmmmm!they look delicious!i need to try this :)do you think it could work with others fruits too?

  • ooo! how funny – i started making these earlier this week as well and i just love them 🙂
    they’re the perfect, healthy chip replacement

  • These look like a really delicious snack for work! I’ll definitely be trying them. 🙂

  • Yum! Apple picking season. I might have to make these!


  • These look so easy & yummy! And I LOVE apples – gotta bookmark this to try!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  • Looks delicious !

    (M/F GIVEAWAY on my blog)

    xo ,
    Ana Catalarrana

  • Very very very cool! Definitely want to try this:)

    Stephanie May*


  • Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe. I feel like doing it tomorrow, it must be delicious!!


  • these look delicious! 🙂
    I tried to do them once, but it didn’t work really well, so I have to try it again! 😀

    My favourite at the moment is: Banana and chai tea Muffins, mhhm so delicious, it tastes like autumn and winter and makes you feel comfortable inside 😉


  • These look utterly delicious! Perfect idea for cosy snacking now that the weather is cooler =) xxx

  • These sound great!! And I bet your house smells divine while they’re baking. 🙂 Hope it’s “fall” enough soon in SoCal to turn the oven on again soon!


  • Apple crisps/chips (?) are so yummy! Always get them at the shops but never thought to make them at home. Will be trying these shortly! x

  • These look so yummy and so easy to make! definitely going to try this out tomorrow, thanks for sharing the recipe Emma (:


  • I love apples and this looks so yummy! I do something similar to this, but not chips!!! Now I know what today’s night snack will be. haha Thanks! xx

  • What a wonderful idea! I’ve only ever tried the chop bought version but I imagine the real deal is far superior.Rx


  • Looks so fantastic! such a great idea! We have heaps of apples in about 6 months, so this is a fantastic way to use them up.

  • Wow, would never have thought to make these myself but they don’t seem too complex. Thanks for another incredible looking recipe! I will be trying this for sure. =)

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