Easy Apple Chips

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I hate wasting food, for so many reasons. I always try to use what I have and be creative with recipes.  Today is simple! A bag of apples into Apple Chips. These apples were not going to be used and after Easter everyone was craving something sweet, apple chips are a healthy option.

This is so simple! Why didn’t I think of this before and how have I been spending $5 on a small apple chip bag at the farmers market!

Ingredients:

1 bag of apples ($5 at Costco)
A dash of cinnamon

Directions:

Core, cut and peel your apples. Some people like the peel as it is a great texture.

I made an investment of $25 for this apple peeler. It cores and peels your apples at the same time and saves you hours!! I finished a large bag if apples in less than 10 minutes.

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Next I simply cut the apples in half, laid them evenly on the dehydrator trays and sprinkled with cinnamon.

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Dehydrator directions: set temperature to 135 degrees,  leave for 4 to 6 hours depending on the crispness you prefer.

Oven directions: line a bake sheet with parchment paper, set temperature to 200 degrees, cook 1 to 2 hours turning occasionally, again cook until desired crispness is reached.

I was lucky to use my mom’s dehydrator and will try the oven recipe next!

Storage: Keep apple chips in airtight container, in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.

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This was really simple and the apple chips taste great!  For a $5 investment the bag of apples yielded 3 ziploc bags of apple chips!

Enjoy!

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