Apple Chips

apple chips

The Spruce / Leah Maroney

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Yields: 24 slices
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
197 Calories
0g Fat
52g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 197
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 44g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 10mg 51%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 242mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Baked apple chips are crunchy, sweet, and perfect for satisfying all of your chip cravings, without any of the guilt. Since they’re baked, there’s no oil, so the calories are significantly less. Kids and adults will enjoy snacking on these crispy delights. 

You can use any kind of apple you like. We found firm and slightly sweet apples work best. Macouns, cortlands, and McIntosh apples are great choices. If you’re looking for a sweeter apple you can use fuji or gala. They couldn’t be easier to make! Our plain recipe involves just one ingredient, apples! 

Enjoy them on their own or use them as a chip for sweet dips like caramel dip or sweet pumpkin dip. You can also serve them on a salad in place of croutons. for a nice crunchy bite.

Ingredients

  • 2 large apples (or more, use as many as you like)

  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    apple chips ingredients

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  2. Preheat the oven to 200F. Using a mandoline or a very sharp knife, slice the apple thinly (about 1/8-inch). Coring is not necessary but you can core the apple if you wish. Start by slicing the bottom or top of the apple.

    slice the apple thinly

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  3. Pat the slices dry with a paper towel before baking. This step is important for creating the right texture and to reduce browning.

    Pat the slices dry with a paper towel

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  4. Place the apple slices in one layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour. 

    Place the apple slices in one layer

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  5. After one hour, flip the slices and cook for an additional hour. Remove the chips from the oven. Allow them to cool slightly. You can eat the apple chips just like this, or follow the instructions below for sweet, cinnamon sugar apple chips.

    baked apple chips

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  6. Whisk together the corn syrup with a tablespoon of water. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Brush each apple chip with the corn syrup mixture. Dip the chips in the cinnamon and sugar and then place back on the baking sheet. Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes. Let them cool on the baking sheets and then serve!

Recipe Variations

  • Try dusting them with cinnamon sugar before baking for a nice cinnamon flavor that’s baked right in. 
  • You can brush the apple chips with dulce de leche and bake a second time for a caramel apple chip. 
  • Use granny smith apples for a tart apple chip.
  • Try a savory spin on the apple chips and dust with curry powder or ancho chile powder after baking. 
  • There’s no need to core the apple slices before baking, but if you’d like to, you definitely can. The apples are sliced so thinly that the seeds just fall out and the core is thin enough that it is easy to chew and digest.

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