8.12.2011

Baked Apple Chips

Before I get to the topic of today's post, I want to share with you some exciting news! 

It rained all day yesterday and all night Wednesday night! What a blessing! 
We had not had rain here in the Little Rock area in over a month, maybe even longer. It was so nice to hear thunder and the pitter-patter of the raindrops hitting the windows. 

And oh the beauty that came last night. This picture was taken from the top of the hill in our neighborhood. 



All I can say is God is so good to us. 

Yesterday made the perfect day to stay indoors, and the perfect day to try new things. 
I decided that I was going to try my hand at making baked apple chips. Mmmm....

I had never made them before, and I honestly planned on posting this yesterday, but these little guys took FOREVER in the oven. Next time I will do things a little bit differently. 

When I was at Kroger last week, I was able to snag this bag of golden delicious apples on Manager's Special for 99 cents. 



Every recipe that I found online for baked apple chips suggested using a mandolin to cut the apples. I don't have a mandolin, so it was knife and cutting board for me. I grossly underestimated how long it would take to slice the apples, and my ability to slice them paper thin. But eventually, I had them all sliced up (not evenly, but done), arranged on a heavily greased baking sheet, and ready to pop into the 200 degree oven. 



After baking for over 3 hours, most of them were still not super crisp, probably due to the fact that I hand chopped them so the slices were not as thin as they could have been, and I used a simple baking sheet to cook them on. They were still pretty yummy though, yummy enough that Kyle and I ate several of them after dinner. (And I have secretly finished them off today.) Definitely worth 99 cents and a rainy afternoon.  








I have been looking online for a cost effective mandolin today. Does anybody have one that they love? Where did you get it? 

Much love, 



  

3 comments:

  1. you totally could have borrowed mine!

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  2. I know it Jacque. I thought about it when I started to make them. Oh, well. There's always next time! :)

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  3. I have the pampered chef one and love it, I think I've had it for over 10 years-I got it for half off so it wasn't too expensive :)

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