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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Happy December!

Before I started this blog, I would use my phone to take photos of my creations. The following posts will be, in a sense, me clearing my photo cache by uploading the photos from my phone. By the new year, i'll be using a new camera...promise!

Best to you,


Apple* Chips

Equipment needed:

Mandolin or sharp knife
Parchment paper
Cookie or baking sheets
Cooling racks

1. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.

2. Using a mandolin, thinly slice the apple of your choosing. This apple should be firm, with little to no soft spots, and something that you would enjoy out of hand.

3. Place the slices in a water bath seasoned with either lemon juice or apple juice, as you slice them.

4. Once you have finished slicing your apple(s), drain them on some toweling.

5. Place your slices on parchment lined cookie sheets. Do not overlap them!

6. If seasoning* is desired, sprinkle on each side.

7. Place in the oven to crisp for 1 1/2-2 hours. Do not open the oven for at least 45 minutes. 

8. Check after 45 minutes, if you smell them. Otherwise, wait an hour and then rotate the cookie sheets. If the slices seem extra soggy, turn them over.

9. Once slices have reached your desired crispness, take them out of the oven, remove them from the cookie sheet and allow to cool in the racks. The air circulation allows the slices to crisp up more.

10. Store up to one week in an air tight container.

* You may also use pears.

Apple Pie Seasoning
Cinnamon and Sugar
Cinnamon and Nutmeg

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